Another flatwoven "salanchak"

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Posted by Wendel Swan on December 02, 1998 at 20:39:33:

Another flatwoven “salanchak” has surfaced as a result of this discussion, courtesy of Harold Keshishian. This is clearly Yomud and is in a familiar brocade technique. Heavily worn, it is nevertheless before us and in a structure that is familiar as well as with a design that is consistent with other Yomud weavings.

Measuring 4.1 x 3.1, it is of approximately the same size and the others referred to in the discussion. The sides are finished with a four-cord selvedge, but there are no remnants of strapping cords. Cotton is the white used in the patterning and the warp is fine and light, possibly goat hair. There is a red in it which may be synthetic.

I don’t think we resolved what these are used for, but here is another flatwoven one. Remember what I said in the initial posting about being hesitant to call anything unique?


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