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Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan

Sorting, Washing, Carding, Spinning

"The advantages of handspun yarn to machine spun yarn"

Rediscovery of Ancient Natural Dyes
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Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

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North West Anatolian rugs & kilims from Balikesir Province



Major Spring Auction
Auction date: Saturday 23. May 2009
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles

Lot: 48
Balikesir Kilim A two-panel kilim from Balikesir, with only about 40 percent of the length of one panel surviving. Damaged sides and corners, signs of age and wear. Backed with canvas.
Origin: West Anatolia
Size: 371 x 157 cm
Age: Ca. 1800
Estimate: 4.500,00