|Author||:||Steve Price mailto:%firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Date||:||11-18-2000 on 11:27 a.m.|
|I opened this topic by publicly wondering about the source of "stray
reds" (irregular red coloration within areas we might expect to be white
or ivory) that are obvious in some old Turkmen rugs. Some early responses
included the suggestion that it is simply an artifact in photos of old
rugs, and one specific example of this was a slide presented by Elena
Tzareva during a recent talk at the Textile Museum.
But as things progressed, the discussion showed that there are examples
of stray reds in what appear to be Turkmen rugs made before the invention
of synthetic dyes. We generated a number of explanations for this, with
specific examples illustrating some of them. These are:
I am especially grateful to some of the experts who participated in this discussion either directly or by allowing private e-mail correspondence with others to be cited.
Thanks to all of you, i know much more about the subject than I did two weeks ago.