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Old May 31st, 2018, 09:51 PM   #8
Chuck Wagner
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 81

Oh, OK, wefts.

On mine the wefts are two shots of medium brown wool, both very loosely twisted. Knotting is asymmetric.

I will be interested to see if Joel has anything to say; he focuses on Baluch work.

While on the topic of balishts, take a look at this one, which I found several years ago. I assume it is Baluch.

The knots are symmetrical, making me think this is from eastern Persia somewhere. Warp and weft are ivory wool. The selvage is made up with 4 cords, with variable colored wool and hair wrapping. Some of the orange is tip-faded. It has a few pale blue silk knots in some of the white gul center detail. I like the white ground panel at the bottom:

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