Re: Shahsavan Mafrash Panels - The Minor Borders

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Posted by Patrick Weiler on July 04, 1999 at 12:12:55:

In Reply to: Re: Shahsavan Mafrash Panels - The Minor Borders posted by Marla Mallett on July 04, 1999 at 10:40:52:

: : Dear Marla,

: : Citing structural imperatives for the origins of the borders, you posted, in part:

: : "I cannot view one border as a degraded (or "evolved") version of the other, but rather see the two motifs as design entities with entirely separate histories. I have seen both old and young soumak examples of each. The differences between the two are subtle, but based absolutely on structural requirements in the original media."

: : The orginal models or prototypes for these borders must have been created centuries ago. Wouldn't you agree that such subtle differences in the design degradation of these two borders, considered alone, does not form the basis for a substantial distinction in age?

: : Regards,

: : Wendel

: I was trying to say that design degredation is not an issue here, therefore can form no basis for a distinction in age. Marla

Hi, Marla,

I was taking a look at your (wonderful) website and noticed, on page 2 of the bags section, a shahsavan mafrash panel of similar design, # W-1916, that has the same "H" border as the one being discussed here.

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