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Subject  :  Structure
Author  :  Daniel Deschuyteneer
Date  :  06-21-2000 on 08:58 p.m.
daniel.d@infonie.be Dear Patrick, Congratulations for your description of the several structures in the flat woven sections at both ends of your first Belouch rug. You have very accurately described the weft substitution pattern edged with rows of two color counter twinning. It seems that Marla has a new disciple! Very often, in Balouch rugs, two color wrapped and bound borders edge the substitution weave pattern. This structure is very often missed. Several examples of this structure are on display on her Web site. Here is a picture of this structure: Follow this link to see other examples: http://www.marlamallett.com/ef-weft-.htm Itís not uncommon to see rugs woven against the pattern so, I think, it doesnít imply that balishts were woven in pairs together. Thanks, Daniel

Subject  :  RE:Structure
Author  :  Patrick Weiler
Date  :  06-22-2000 on 09:05 p.m.
jpweil00@gte.net Daniel, Thank you for your considerate appreciation of the description of the flat woven sections of the first balisht. I can see why many earlier authors just plain did not address these features. It is, first of all, painstaking and time consuming just to describe each separate detail. It has also most likely been near impossible to find adequate resource material to utilize in identifying the various features. Marla's book has been a tremendous resource, and I would not hesitate in recommending it to anyone interested in oriental rugs and also to anyone considering putting a salon together! To most people just interested in the basic artistic appreciation of rugs, the technical details are stupefying, complicated and boring. The more interested you become, the more important it is to have an appreciation for, and to be able to identify, many textile structures. Yours truly, Patrick Weiler

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