|More than two wefts in old
rug has two to three shots of light red weft. The back is flat and the
wefts are sinuous. Bergama rugs are known for having a red weft, Hubel,
Reinhard G. The Book of Carpets page 70.
Walter Hawley is not one of my favorite source on
rugs but he does add some good points to the discussion of Bergama
rugs. He described the knots as being tied with fine yarn. The wefts he
describes as reddish brown of small diameter completely hiding the
warps. In Bergama rugs from before 1770 he notes that you are likely to
see variation in the number of wefts throughout the rug. Hawley,
Walter A. Oriental Rugs Antique and Modern. pages 50 - 57.
Mid 18th C. Antique Bergama Prayer Rug