Posted by Daniel Deschuyteneer on July 31, 1999 at 00:29:12:
In Reply to: Vincent Keer's "Anahit": Image posted by Steve Price on July 30, 1999 at 15:20:55:
I have been out of this discussion for some days because I needed to prepare my next salon.
Vincent's rug is quite different than Wendel's rug. According to L. Kerimov it's basically design is a crude version of the Khirdagyd-Chichi design and the central medallion was often used in Gendge rugs. Borders are atypical and peculiarly the outer border.
It's sometimes seen in Kuba and Daghestan rugs but far more often in North and South western Persian rugs. The yellow ground and the overall color scheme suggest me a Gendge attribution. But this is only a guess without any structural information's.
A Luri attribution has been suggested by Patrick Weiler for Wendel's rug. I also thought it could be Luri, but the rendering of the humans and other details in the rug isn't Luri. Luri rugs are more often cruder in design and the elements scattered on the field are rarely organized. Look to how human are simply and naively woven in the Luri rugs illustrated in Opie and Housego books
The human clothes drawn in Wendel's rug aren't very helpful in attribution. The only thing we can say is that they have hats, a common habit in Azerbaidjian.
Until now we didn't spoke about the wool quality. This is an important feature as Shasavan always used wool of very high quality.
Last it seems through the discussions that the structure would be a peculiar (perhaps Shasavan) feature which would help to indentify the origins of this rug.
I have some difficulties to clearly imagine and see how it really appears at the back even in the picture of the humans. It would be very interesting to see a direct scan with a high magnification and resolution done before scanning.
Thanks to all for your input it's really a very very interesting salon !
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