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Old December 10th, 2017, 09:57 PM   #1
David Katz
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Default Yomud main carpet

Hello Everyone,

It is wonderful to stumble upon a rug in an antique store or website that is being sold for little money because the seller thinks it is just another “antique oriental rug from estate.” Such is the case with this Yomud main carpet that I recently acquired. I love the color palette, which looks all natural to me, as well as the color variations among the dyrnak guls. The elems contain what appears to be a variant of the “erre” gul (note that, in one of the elems, the white outline of the guls in one row is incomplete). I am wondering if this is late 19th or early 20th century; the Turkotek Attribution Guide: Characteristics of Yomut Weaving (http://www.turkotek.com/attributes/yomut/ymtinfo.html), citing Loges, says “In older main carpets, "diagonal rows of gols contain a deep blue alternating with green or green or blue-green;" this is certainly the palette in this piece, though I don’t know how diagnostic this is.

Best regards,

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