Re: sauj bulagh or mahabad rugs

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Posted by Daniel Deschuyteneer on December 29, 1998 at 15:56:35:

In Reply to: sauj bulagh or mahabad rugs posted by Michael Wendorf on December 29, 1998 at 00:10:42:

Dear Michael,

Thanks for your alert contribution.
As the main borders of rugs 2, 3, 5, 6 presented in the second row of the "borders" linked page are exactly the same borders I don't clearly understand this part of your message.

"In my experience, the major border on rug #3 ( WICH RUG????) is not typical of Sauj Bulagh rugs. It is found, however, on a number of older Kurdish rugs with both persianate and non-persianate designs (for example an old one with memling type guls) that have a somewhat depressed warp and a stiffer handle. In particular, I would like you to focus on the floral border element that appears like an "L" with a bud filled in on this rug. That element appears as both a border and field element in a variety of older Kurdish weavings, probably derived from shrub designs. Several good Jaff bags isolate this element and use it as a simple border repeat to nice effect.

Normally "rug 3" is the SNY rug and I think you are speaking here of the main border of "rug 4" wich is the Eagleton rug. Is it?

The border on rug #4( WHICH RUG ???) is a simplified border common to this group and I am not at all certain it is related to the others."

Best regards


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