Posted by Wendel Swan on August 01, 1999 at 09:43:55:
In Reply to: Re: Blue Ground Khorjin posted by R. John Howe on August 01, 1999 at 05:32:17:
: I suspect this border occurs in lots of different weavings. I have a Khurossan Kurd flatweave that apes the Jaf Kurd diamond field design but that has this exact main border. In his book Kordi, Stanzer shows a very similar piece with this border opposite 204 (bottom) and another with this border design at the sides opposite 180. So there's probably nothing distinctively Shahsavan about this border (although I'm not sure you were suggesting that).
I was not suggesting that at all, only that there was a strong similarity between some of the field motifs and the border motifs. I tend to prefer rugs which have a bit more of a contrast between field and border, but that is very subjective.
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