|Subject||:||SALON24 WILLIAM EAGLETON ADVICE CONCERNING RUG3 AND RUG4|
|Date||:||08-24-1999 on 05:22 p.m.|
|Dear all, I reproduce here, with its permission, William Eaggleton advice concerning Rug3 & Rug4 Dear Daniel I enjoyed the discussion from my office in Layoune, Western Sahara. A problem for me however is that I do not have a rug library here, or any of my rugs to consult in connection with your attributions. Your opinion regarding rug #3 is likely correct provided the back of the rug has that characteristic early Qushan "look",,ie a crisp rendition of the design with red wefts predominating. The long format is not typical, but long rugs from the region do exist. What else could it be? Luri--possibly, but not likely? Hashtrud? Close but not quite right. In any case it is as very interesting rug. Regarding #4, the cotton structure does not point to as Kurdish provenance. Karadagh is a convenient label for such pieces, but northwest Iran is perhaps safer. I do miss rugs here in the desert. The nearest place to see any is Marrakesh. Best wishes Bill Eagleton|
|Subject||:||Images of # 3 and #4, for convenience|
|Date||:||08-26-1999 on 11:56 a.m.|
Here is Rug 3 -
and here is Rug 4
I thought this might make discussion more convenient.