Posted by Wendel Swan on February 14, 1999 at 14:02:15:
In Reply to: Rug4 posted by Dave Stockwell on February 14, 1999 at 12:43:21:
It has been over two years since I saw this rug, but I very much doubt that it could be contemporary - if that is your suggestion.
Many of Aram's rugs have been in the family for a long time. Someone could convince me that the rug is anywhere from 70 to 120 years old. There is really very little with which to compare it.
It didn't seem to have the handle of a Turkish rug nor any design that I specifically associate with Turkey. However, there are many pieces from Northwest Persia, the Southern Caucasus and Eastern Turkey that defy precise identification. Your observation about similar designs coming from around Konya is interesting, but it just doesn't sound right to me.
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