Posted by Wendel Swan on January 11, 1999 at 15:36:25:
In Reply to: Elevate the Word? posted by Dave Stockwell on January 11, 1999 at 14:10:03:
: I occasionally come across double-faced, piled bags around 12" x 12" that have handles. I was told they are used to keep the Koran off the ground. Does this sound right or is it just a rug-man story?
The real expert on this Topic is Saul Barodofsky, who has a large collection of Koran bags. While I am sure that he would tell you that it is possible to find them in a variety of shapes, those that I have seen have a flap to cover the opening and no handles.
The handles sound like creations for the Western market, but someone else may have superior knowledge on this topic.
In Orient Stars, Kirchheim shows an old example of what you are talking about. At least the pile is old. Whether the composition is old is another matter.
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