Posted by Daniel Deschuyteneer
on December 30, 1998 at 15:48:44:
In Reply to: A Few Structural Questions
posted by Marla Mallett on December 29, 1998 at 19:44:46:
It's a great honor for me and for all the participants on
this board to have the opportunity to share our thoughts with
you, and a new very knowledgeable participant like William Eagleton.
I am a newcomer in the rug world and I am not as knowledgeable
as you think. I began to study this form of art only three years
ago. When I accepted the responsibility of being a host, my purpose
was to try to introduce interesting discussions. I am here to
learn and not to teach. Other experts on this board will surely
add more interesting comments then mine.
Until now I haven't had the chance to read your book, but
I will do it soon. I already have read Emery's book.
I agree with you that technical and structural data is relevant
to questions of provenance and it's what make your intervention
Without knowing that you discovered that wefts crossed between
sheds within west Persian village and nomad rugs you examined,
I, and probably a lot of us, would surely never have given attention
to this technical detail.
I would be very pleased and it would be very helpful if
you could add a picture illustrating this feature.
As I had a Kurdish rug from uncertain origin at home I have
made direct scan of parts of the back and of the ends finishing.
Would you agree to comment them?
LINK1 = back of the
LINK2 = braided ends
This rug as many Kurdish rugs was surely woven on an horizontal
loom. This explains his crude construction and the use of gradations
in the weft density and wedge like inserts to counteract irregular
I apologize if I am wrong that these pictures illustrate
some of the technical details you are speaking about.
Discussing this pictures will help us to acquire a better
understanding of structural particularities of weaving that are
so interesting, at least for me.
Best wishes and hoping to see you more often on this board.
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