Archive for November, 2004

Royal Hero

November 12, 2004

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Thanks Liz for contributing this super variation on the King Amanullah image, bought in 1997 in the UK. Readers who have a copy of Frembgen and Mohm (see bibliography) will find another version at plate 42 – in this case updated with with more explicit armaments framing the figure – and with a German-language commentary.

Who are the Baluch experts?

November 1, 2004

Thinking about the issues I’ve raised in recent posts – and marvelling in the networking opportunities the blog provides – this is a search for those who are the world experts in pre-war Baluch rugs…

Could all my readers please refer the blog address to friends and acquaintances who have the deep knowledge of the mid-century Baluch tradition, or email me directly (for privacy’s sake) with your opinions of who are the experts?

Understanding the precedents for the tradition will help begin the process of identifying the specifics of the process of change in the Afghan war rugs of the first, second, and now third decade.

I look forward to hearing of any leads…