Woman standing on a Pardaghy (carpet), outside, near a
tree. Tiflis Georgia between 1905 and 1915 by: Sergei
Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, 1863-1944, photographer.
Georgian Pardaghy (cover)
Rarely seen in the West this is
a prime example of a Georgian Pardaghy. As a
source I cite Wright,
Richard. Wertime, John. Caucasian Carpets and
Covers. They attribute these flatweaves to
the Georgians and other unspecified
Paleo-Caucasian peoples. They also show a very
similar example in use in Tiflis in 1910 (above).
|Georgian Pardaghy, Tiflis Province, Caucasus.
Sizes: 9 by 5 or 6 by 10 are typical
Structure: Slit tapestry weave.
Yarn Spin: Z.
Weft: Wool ground color.
Ends: Warp fringe.
Selvages: Plain with thicker outer warps.
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Thanks and best wishes,
J. Barry O'Connell Jr.
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