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Old July 24th, 2018, 07:52 AM   #88
Filiberto Boncompagni
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cyprus
Posts: 96

Hi Joy,
Thank you so much Dinie. The little is rug finally recognized, and with such a charming name. Thankfully, the wool is good and floppy.

I googled 'Tchitchaktu', and up came a 2002 TurkoTek thread http://www.turkotek.com/salon_00082/s82t23.htm which includes mention by Filiberto of a rug he'd received as a gift:
But you said before that “The feel is not supple but stiff” and the palette in your photos looks much more on the red side than the Tchitchaktu, so discarded the possibility!

Anyway, I eventually went back to Parsons’ book and guess what:

and this is yours (and I bet its colors are more similar to my scans in real life)

So, it really is a Tchitchaktu, "depicting a stylised purdah design".



P.S.: on Thomas Cole’s website you can find several interesting articles on Baluchis

P.P.S.: Thanks Dinie!
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