Posted by Steve Price on July 15, 1999 at 05:28:20:
In Reply to: Saddlebags?...and Grain Sacks posted by Marla Mallett on July 13, 1999 at 19:09:14:
Your comment about the structural continuity of the ropes that make up the lips of some ak juvals prompted me to look more closely at mine. The lip rope is, indeed, woven into the bag; the side ropes are sewn on. The lip rope is very much thinner and more tightly constructed than the side ropes, too. A much clearer image of this piece can be seen by anyone with old issues of ORIENTAL RUG REVIEW; it was on the cover as a large picture about 5 years ago. I don't have the exact reference handy, but I believe it was the last issue that used a flat spine.
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