Re: Harold's Salanchak

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Posted by R. John Hoe on December 02, 1998 at 21:59:05:

In Reply to: Another flatwoven posted by Wendel Swan on December 02, 1998 at 20:39:33:

Dear folks -

Harold Keshishian has told Wendel and I more than once recently that he's been cheering us from the sidelines. Good to see he's joined the fray.

Re: "Salanchak": talk about progress. Can you believe that what I thought was my personal sloth has be converted by Erol Abit's knowledgable comment into the "preferred spelling" for this format? :-)


John Howe

: 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?

: Wendel

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