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Discussion in 'Textiles, Needle Arts, Clothing' started by Shwikman, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. Shwikman

    Shwikman Well-Known Member

    Trying to figure this one out. It’s only about 15” wide. The frame looks very, very crude. My ancestors immigrated to the Midwest in the later part of the 19th century and were then early farmers/settlers in the Pacific Northwest. Making things by hand themselves seemed to be what they did...especially when it came to sewing. This is evident by the massive volume of fabric and textile related paraphernalia.

    This seems too small to be functional. I wonder if it was a hobby type of thing, if so it seems pretty tight and symmetrical so they must’ve been pretty skilled or very patient.

    Any info on the age may help me determine who would’ve owned it, or perhaps started to weave it. Of course it could be something someone bought while on vacation in the 70’s.

    Thank You!


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  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Maybe, like a quilt, the carpet was made in squares/rectangles that were then sewn together?
     
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  3. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

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  4. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    Weaver Interuptus - that is just too precious INH. LOL
     
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  5. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    That's neat.....& looks like what it's meant to look like.....
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  6. Shwikman

    Shwikman Well-Known Member

    The 15” approximation was the width of the carpet, not the frame. I’m realizing that’s a pretty important distinction in this case.
     
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  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I remember they used to sell these as souvenirs in Turkey. Probably in Iran and other parts of the Middle East as well.
    I'd be tempted to try and finish it.
     
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  8. Darkwing Manor

    Darkwing Manor Well-Known Member

    I've run across a number of these as finished mini-weavings , usually used as accents under lamps or vases, to anchor a vignette, or as doll house rugs, on an even smaller scale. There was/is definitely a demand for them, with our inherent fascination with miniatures. I assumed they were Middle Eastern in origin. The one pictured below is not of the same type or quality at all, but illustrates the usage. I can't have too many of these! Gypsy camel.jpg
     
  9. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    I have 2 or 3 of these things. I use mine as a pad for my PC mouse. I remember seeing a guy trying to sell them at a flea market as antiques made by his grandmother. I told him that they are being made today and being sold for 10 dollars apiece. He was asking 50 dollars for his.
    greg
     
  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    That's an idea. I have a couple of Turkish miniature silk carpets which are just stored away.
     
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  11. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    002.JPG Hi,
    Here is a photo of mine in use.
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  12. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I use a Pendleton 'Spirit Quest' blanket mouse pad.
     
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