Posted by Michael Wendorf on February 15, 1999 at 19:03:56:
In Reply to: Rug #2 posted by Wendel Swan on February 15, 1999 at 16:50:00:
: Rug #2 is most likely from around or in Hamadan, so it might have been made by Kurdish hands, but not necessarily so. Even if a Kurd wove it, I wouldn't consider it to be a Kurdish rug because it isn't in the Kurdish tradition.
: As to the owner's attribution of Central Anatolia, he is about as accurate as the recent seller on eBay who described his Shahsavan mafrash panel as being Chodor Turkmen.
: I have commended Daniel for often presenting some very interesting rugs. This, however, is not one of them.
I concur with Wendel here. The single cotton wefts and cotton warps confirm the origin somewhere in Hamadan and probably well into the 20th century. I do not see anything in this rug which makes me think it is Kurdish although Kurds did weave rugs in the area. Nothing very intriguing or problematic with the attribution here, everything about it says Hamadan to me.
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