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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:37 am 
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Any ideas? It has two holes in it. I suppose one just has to live with it. I do not think it is old but it has been well used. I will try and get a close up with the camera being fazed.


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I hope these help.


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I see that no one has jumped in with any guess at origin. You did not say where you got the textile from so I assume that this does not shed any light on origin.

It looks a very modern piece to me - very designer/market driven. If my life depended on it - thank goodness it does not (!) - I would say Mexico or the US southwest as the colours look that way and possibly the design motifs.

Not much help at all I am afraid.

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I agree that these are not tribal, but rather than Southwest US, I would think India or Pakistan imitations of Southwest designs probably created for a chain like Pier 1 or the like.

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Thanks for the info. A car boot find for a few pence.


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hi

finland, sweden,...

just not sure wheter if they had such big weavings, i mainly know smaller examples but with pretty much the "same" design.

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Elements of the design reminded me of Turkey or other or carpet making counties. The centre motif in the last picture? it has not been made on a machine loom.


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HI,
Pamela mentioned those stacks of books we collect. I just found one I had forgotten, a German edition of Ann Hecht's "The Art of the Loom", a British Museum publication from 1989.
Chapter six describes "dhaka" cloth made by the Sherpas in Nepal that looks very similar in style and technique to Honey's piece. The description is of a supplementary weft fabric with illustrations suggesting that that supplementary weft is used for the whole cloth. My impression is that it they are just interlocking discontinuous wefts. One illustration is titled (translated) "New colour compostions and uses for dhaka cloth", suggesting that even back then the export market was influencing production. Certainly Nepal has become a source for designer products, also in pastel-like colours.

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