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Old March 25th, 2011, 04:12 PM   #10
Filiberto Boncompagni
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cyprus
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An observation on the first two fragments – the one posted by me and the one posted by Pierre – is that they present elements of design that were woven with more restrictive techniques, like the borders of "S" of the first piece whose “forms are perfectly balanced warp-substitution designs”. See Marla Mallett’s “Tracking the Archetype”

The border is also the same of the “Phoenix and Dragon” rug, by the way (we’ll have to keep in mind that).
Both fragments have stepped diagonals, another legacy from flatweaves.

The Christie’s fragment doesn’t have these “legacies” though. What do you think?


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