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Old May 14th, 2019, 03:48 AM   #21
Alex Wolfson
Join Date: Oct 2009
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Hello Andrew,
That looks to be an example of pre-Russian period main carpet. Notice the absence of an inner guard border, which is a pretty reliable indicator of earlier pieces. Variations in the minor gul - both in size and shape - also seem also to appear more frequently on earlier Tekke (and Ersari group) rugs, becoming more standardised in the second half of the nineteenth century.
I hadn't noted before that this might occur more frequently in the second row, so this could be an interesting area for further research.
Congratulations on a good find!
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Old May 19th, 2019, 07:11 PM   #22
Andrew Leng
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Location: Suffolk
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I had not really noticed the simplicity of the inner border. What caught my attention was the totally different main border with its combination of hexagons separated by bars with combs? and zig zags caught my attention. The origins of this sort of design are intriguing. They seem to apper on earlir rugs.
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