Re: A Simple Lattice, Maybe

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Posted by Marvin Amstey on December 10, 1998 at 17:42:01:

In Reply to: A Simple Lattice, Maybe posted by R. John Howe on December 10, 1998 at 04:55:24:

: Dear folks -

: (I neglected to send the next Ghereh image I want to share to Larry Joseph, last night but I'll write the image URL below and perhaps, since he should have it now, Larry can save me.)

: On page 51 of Taher Sabahi's article on tulus, which I have been "mining" graphically for your pleasure is a simple lattice design that is a very good example of the effective use of a narrow color palette to enhance a simple design. Another simple rug that's not "simple." I am haunted by yesterday's ghostly image but I would like to own this one too.

: This time the caption says: "This is another simple lattice design, rendered attractive as a result of the myriad tonalities into which the original bright red of the field has been transformed. There is no border as such, and the lattice stops a short distance from the selvedges. A snake image can be seen at the bottom. 136 x84 cm (4'6" x 2'9")

: Hope it works,or if it doesn't that Larry can save me.

: John Howe

John, I was impressed by the fact that three of the images that Daniel had posted were Tulus with a chemical wash; he didn't say whether the colors were natural. What about the images you are posting from Ghereh: are those rugs naturally dyed? Are they chenically washed? We may not be complaining about whether or not these are 20th c. rugs as noted by Steve, but I'll bet our "snobbery" will be evoked if the answer to eith question is yes. Marvin

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