Posted by R. John Howe on 06-24-2003 09:02 AM:

Another Resource Source on Tentbands

Steve -

You likely know, but one other source of resource that might be useful in this discussion is found on Marla Mallett's web site.

Marla has been examining Turkmen tent bands in mixed technique, of which your lovely piece is one, and has, I think, begun to sort things out a bit on the basis of technical indicators.

I have not be through in any detail what she has posted on her site, but here is the direct link to the relevant portion.

I think her presentation at ICOC X was also a report on her work in this area.

So these materials and Marla herself will likely be useful in this discussion.


R. John Howe

Posted by Steve Price on 06-24-2003 09:50 AM:

Hi John,

I have read Marla's work on Turkmen tentbands. It is the first significant advance in what we know about tentband structure in many years, and I think it may develop into a rational basis for tribal attribution of tentbands.

She'll take issue with me for using the conventional "knots tied over three warps" terminology, but most people understand the meaning. And she argues from structural details that the Azadi tentband is more likely to be Saryk than Salor. I have no reason to disagree with that.


Steve Price