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Old July 24th, 2018, 06:32 PM   #97
Joy Richards
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 45

Originally Posted by Dinie Gootjes View Post

I went through most of the rugs, and I cannot find the "dead" rug to take a picture. I think we sold it at some point, good riddance. The rug was fairly supply woven, but the feel of the wool was dry and hard, the surface was irregular, a bit as if moths had take a superficial bite out of it here and there, and it was utterly lacking in gloss and sheen. The colours were brown, hard orange and white. It was bought new in the early eighties in Holland. My husband loved the design. It had birds and as far as I remember it had also one or two of those hatchlu type mihrabs, but I am not sure. I never made a study of it. It was one of the very few rugs about which we could not see eye to eye ;-).

Very well described so I tried again and yes, the wool is 'dry and hard' but the surface is regular. It lacks gloss and sheen and the colours are just as you describe them. Very faded in comparison with the back. But the design is so elegant, it's so well woven, and, as I mentioned way back, it's in a dark hallway. But time to get the Parsons. I've seen from the archived material how much fun these Baluchi tribes have given you all!

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