A technical peculiarity of the "ak mafrash"

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Posted by Steve Price on July 14, 1999 at 14:25:20:

Dear Folks,

The little mafrash pictured on the main page has a peculiarity that might interest some of you. The narrow white ground stripes with the red decoration (the form of the decoration is seen much more clearly on the image of the khorjin) is done as a pile decoration on a flatwoven ground, similar to many Turkmen tentbands. I've seen one other Turkmen bag with pile decoration on a white ground (I don't remember exactly when or where; probably at a dealer fair at one of the ACOR or ICOC conventions). Have any of you seen others?

Steve Price

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