Posted by Daniel Deschuyteneer on August 08, 1999 at 22:05:58:
In Reply to: Re: Rug 4 Only posted by Michael Wendorf on August 08, 1999 at 19:53:44:
What interesting comments. Mike's attribution is surely one I would accept without many reserve.
Michael, is this rug Turkish or Kurdish, did Kurds inhabited and wove in this area?
Reading Wright and Wertime (Sumak bags of Northwest Persia & Transcaucasia) comments page 109,
" Qaradagh also known as Qarajeh Dagh, was inhabited by six Turkic speaking tribes and five of them are of probable Kurdish origin. Their presence in Qaradagh goes back to the Safavid period when they were moved there by the government The sixth tribe, the Haji Alilu, is composite of diverse elements from Transcaucasia that entered the area after 1828 ……… ".
" Our knowdlege of the weavings of the Qaradaghi tribes is woefully lacking……Generally speaking, their material culture is very close to that of the Shasavans….
Hoping this can help
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