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Old May 31st, 2018, 07:22 PM   #6
Chuck Wagner
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 77

Hi Marvin,

By "white (wool?) while mine is clearly dark brown hair" I presume you are talking about the selvage ?

Mine had hair selvage as well, but most of it is now missing.

Here's a picture of what remains (lower left):

And for completeness, a shot of the intact back:

As for age, tough to judge, as with most oldish Baluch pieces. If we give some credence to Craycraft's thoughts, the simpler borders on yours are somewhat indicative of a nomadic rather than settled weaving environment. That assertion may have some reliable research behind it, but I am equally inclined to view simpler borders as possible age indicators as with Turkmen pieces.

Either way, both pieces have some appeal.

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