Posted by Michael Wendorf on February 17, 1999 at 15:12:37:
In Reply to: rug 3 posted by Pat Weiler on February 14, 1999 at 18:24:21:
Dear Daniel, Pat and fellow Ruggies:
I think most people would just call this Khamseh. I do not see Afshar in this piece at all. I also would
not believe that date for even one heartbeat. The colors are not consistent with early bags from this
area. Note the cool red as merely one example. I would conclude early 20th century and also find it
lacking in color range relative to the earlier types. Finally, the medallion is highly stylized, stiff and too
degenerate. If the piece is difficult to specify it is probably more a function of its time of manufacture,
local circumstances and its possible place as a copy or reproduction piece.
(Note from Steve Price: This Message had been posted a few days ago and was accidentally deleted.)
: This "questionable Kamseh" could be one of the elusive Nafar Kamseh. There are no structural characteristics published that I am aware of. The one published "so-called" example is in Brian MacDonald's Tribal Rugs, plate 146, but no structure is given. Since I have a rug similar in design, but with symmetric knotting, it would be interesting to know if anyone really has a conclusively attributable weaving of the Nafar.
: Pat Weiler
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