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Subject  :  More Yomud Open Top Palmettes
Author  :  John Howe mailto:%20rjhowe@erols.com
Date  :  07-21-2001 on 10:40 a.m.
I've been looking at a contemporary weaving at my feet today and realized suddenly that it is an effort to copy a Yomut design that also has "open-top" palmettes in it.

Consulting my copy of Uwe Jourdan's "Turkoman," I found that my contemporary piece is a close copy of the "jewelry" asmalyk that is Plate 193. This piece has "open-top" palmettes in the field. Date estimated at 18th century.

Across the page is another asmalyk with both jewelry and a wedding procession at the top and what may be two different varieties of "open-top" palmette in the field. One seems upside down.

Apparently, used quite widely in different varieties. I shared an image of a white ground Uzbek piece with Daniel recently that also seems to have something similar used as its major field device.


R. John Howe

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