Posted by Michael Wendorf on December 31, 1998 at 07:38:59:
In Reply to: Re: A Few Structural Questions--Daniel's scans posted by Daniel Deschuyteneer on December 31, 1998 at 01:12:34:
: Dear Marla,
: My message was perhaps unclear.
: Arrow 1 is too short and points to a wedge-shaped area where only one "blue" extra knot can be seen, slightly under the level of the arrow.
: Arrow 2 points only to a wedge-shaped area without extra-knotting.
: Arrow 3 points to a wedge-shaped area where a row of "red" extra knots can be seen.
: Many thanks for the clear explanations concerning the type of ends finishing.
Happy New Year Daniel:
I have a question. In a reply to Marvin you indicated that the sides or selvedges of these rugs are overcast. When I hear the word overcast I think of a simple binding stitch in effect wrapping the edge. Many rugs have been "reovercast" to use dealer terms when the selvedge is lost or a rug has frayed on its sides. I associate overcasting more with bags as a side finish than rugs. I do not associate these rugs with an overcast selvedge. In particular, I have encountered what is generally referred to as a two cord, or even three, selvedge. That is to say the rugs have a distinctive selvedge that is wrapped by what I believe are the ground wefts and this selvedge is either wapped around two separate warps or two sets of warp threads. Perhaps you can describe your observations on the selvedges and then Marla can help us understand exactly what we are seeing. Selvedges, when complete and original, may ultimately help us separate these rugs into distinct groups.
Thank you. Michael Wendorf
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