Re: Omer's rug ---- Heading cord?

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Posted by Marla Mallett on January 02, 1999 at 11:36:23:

In Reply to: Re: Omer's rug ---- Heading cord? posted by Daniel Deschuyteneer on January 02, 1999 at 08:34:59:

: Dear Marla,

: I have added another picture of the bottom end of Omer's rug. I haven't and can't get a better one as Omer went on holidays.

: Even if the picture isn't perfect I think we can clearly see here at the bottom, the heading cord followed by a wide weft faced plain weave end of wefts tightly packed against the cord.

: Many thanks for your very interesting participation

: Daniel Deschuyteneer.


Thanks for enlarging the photo. You're right about the heading cord here. I appreciate that you've looked for these details. Now it will be interesting to see where else heading cords appear...especially if they turn up on any Iranian Kurd pieces.

I should qualify something I said before--that the presence of this detail doesn't tell us for sure whether the loom used was vertical or horizontal...That is true, but warping a loom by lashing heading cords to its beams would be quite a bit easier on a horizontal loom; thus this rug detail is more likely on nomadic products.


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