|In the Ghereh article Bohmer drops a major
bombshell and it explodes virtually unheard.
Bohmer released his findings that the same dye
was used in the felts as was used in the Pazyryk
Carpet. What this tells us is that the Pazyryk
Carpet and the felts were both made in the same
place. That being so now the origin of the
Pazyryk Carpet must be reexamined.
I am in no
great rush to come to a conclusion I will be
posting RugNotes pages as I find piece that fit
Joseph V.McMullan on the
My recollection is that Bohmer determined that
the dye was not one found in Middle Eastern and
Central Asian carpets and textiles. The dye
analysis most closely matched Polish Cochineal.
This however is a dye as I stated that is not
seen in any similar textiles. I strongly suspect
that this is from a a dye source found in the
Tarim Basin. There is currently a dye study of
the textiles found in the Tarim basin
archeological digs. I suspect that this will
clarify the situation considerably.
One problem with this is that the tests are
limited to some extent by the test samples. The
Tarim Basin tests should be a considerable help
in sorting things out.