Posted by David R.E. Hunt on 03-23-2005 12:42 AM:

Borders As Variations On A Theme

Greetings All

Find below examples Turkmen of borders which seem kindered of the triangle motive evident in the palas border.

Notice the similarity of this kochak border to

the drawing of this minor gul and

this minor gul. Let's not forget this twelve triangle banner gul either.


Posted by David R.E. Hunt on 03-23-2005 09:04 PM:

Elem Analog

Could the motive in this elem, a double kochak/chemche,
be an analog?


Posted by James Blanchard on 03-27-2005 03:52 PM:

Dear David,

I have a small carpet with Ersari-type main guls. The minor guls are analagous, and almost identical to the border design in your first set of examples above.



Posted by David R.E. Hunt on 03-28-2005 09:26 AM:


Thank you for the image. I realize that none of these similarities
in and by themselves substantiate anything, but there seems to be a relationship, if by nothing other than symmetry.


Posted by David R.E. Hunt on 04-07-2005 10:35 PM:

Another One...