Posted by Daniel Deschuyteneer on July 02, 1999 at 23:31:15:
In Reply to: Physical characteristics of old rugs posted by Yon Bard on July 01, 1999 at 08:38:51:
Dear Yon and you all,
Which are these physical charateristics of the fibers that are visible in the microscope?
Do these "characteristics" change if a wool or goat hair fiber or any other material is examined.
Where can I find this information?
If someone here has some experience in this field, can he explains how he works to study the fibers and which fiber he examines.
Do these characteristics change if we look at a weft or a warp or a pile fiber.
Many thanks for your help and for this very pretty salon.
: Some contributors have mentioned that very old Turkmen, and perhaps other tribals, have a special feel to them, as well as distinguishable physical characteristics of the fibers that are visible in the microscope. I wonder whether the same characteristics distinguish the 'old' from the 'new' in rugs from other areas that have a known continuum of production, such as Anatolia? If so, what is the time boundary between the old and the new, and what are the causes of the difference? Is it the aging process, or is it changes in the materials or techniques used?
: Regards, Yon
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