Re: Rug #2

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Posted by Michael Wendorf on February 17, 1999 at 15:51:17:

In Reply to: Re: Rug #2 posted by Alan Nagel on February 17, 1999 at 10:36:14:

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: : : Rug #2 is most likely from around or in Hamadan,....
: : : I have commended Daniel for often presenting some very interesting rugs. This, however, is not one of them.
: : : Wendel

: : Dear Ruggies:
: : 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.
: : Regards, Michael

: Ok, concurrence looks likely on the attribution. But I hardly dare utter an aesthetic or appreciative judgment here. (dagblagit, I own less interesting rugs ....
: How much of a concurrence is there then on the evaluation?
: Alan
Dear Alan:
If this is aimed at me I have to be a little snobbish here and say that I find the rug difficult to read in this condition and that from what I can read, I'm bored by this rug which is similar to dusty stacks of worn Hamadans in nearly every old rug shop in this country. The colors are washed out and the palmettes have no life. Otherwise, it's ok. Regards, MW

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