Posted by Wendel Swan on July 27, 1999 at 07:56:25:
In Reply to: Re: Weft ease and a Senneh posted by Marvin Amstey on July 27, 1999 at 06:35:00:
: Your description of poor quality control struck a chord: should this "high-end piece" have a lower price in the market because of the sloppy weaving? My guess is that collectors, generally, would not know the difference about a Senneh such as Wendel described unless they were smart enough to follow this board's discussion - or read your book.
You would have to see this rug to realize that "sloppy" isn't an adjective that can really be applied. I can't recall whether this one has 500 ksi or 1,100 ksi (there are two similar rugs at the TM) on silk warps and the quality is otherwise outstanding.
The change in the scale of the motifs is subtle, gradual and progressive, as if there was never any loom take-up during the weaving process.
It is curious, however. With all the cost and effort in the rug, I wonder why no supervisor did the appropriate job.
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