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Author  :  Daniel Deschuyteneer mailto:%20daniel-d@skynet.be
Date  :  09-30-2001 on 12:35 a.m.
Dear all,

Here are assembled some pieces of the second major design group in Eastern Anatolia and its North West Persian counterpart which uses offset knotting. In this group of blue ground Kurdish rugs and utilitarian, hooked hexagons clearly derived from kilims forms are variously arranged in one or more vertical columns (one to three), bands or panels. It’s curious that the closest related kilims are from Central Anatolia and it would be interesting to know how this pattern migrated to the East and why it was so easily adopted by Kurdish weavers.

The earliest pieces seems to be from Eastern Anatolia and Marla illustrated on her page a 17th century example.

As with the Baklava group, and for the same reasons: differences in the spatial development, wide differences in palette, format and technical features, this group of rug can’t be associated with a single weaving area.

It would be interesting to try to know how to sort them. Can any one help?


References of the first photo (from left to right)

1/ JP WILLBORG – 1980 – 1990 “ TEN YEARS” Jubilee Exhibition catalog - plate 27 - 335cm x 110cm
2/one rug from Allan Arthur
3/One rug [Auctioned on eBay, June 2001, Number 1438510017. Said to have an all wool foundation, with 25 symmetrical knots per square inch.]
4/ Top right one rug auctioned on cloudband R.Franklin Hort Oriental Rug Company
5/ bottom right: I didn’t save the source

References of the second photo (from left to right)
Yastiks – Brian Morehouse – plate 114 & 113

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