There is a type of flatweave construction which
has not been introduced yet in this Salon. Warp-Float weaves.
without further ado, is a Warp-Float-Patterned Qashqa'i bag:
This is the reverse of
the above picture:
Here is the "back" of the
the reverse of the back:
This is a closer view of the reverse of
the first face. Notice that there are some green threads. There are also
some light blue and brown threads interspersed throughout this face of the
weaving. They do not appear from the front, so their presence is a matter
of conjecture. You can see that the direction of the construction is
up/down versus left/right. The warps produce the pattern. Usually,
warp-faced weaves are used for narrow pieces and sometimes these are sewn
together to form a wider piece.
As Marla Mallett points out in Woven
Structures, warp-predominant construction is found mostly in Turkmen tent
bands, Uzbek and Kirghiz weavings.