Georgian Pardaghys (Carpets)
Caucasian Rugs: Guide to Georgian Pardaghys Cover
Georgian Woman standing on a Pardaghy (carpet), outside, near a tree. Tiflis Georgia between 1905 and 1915 by: Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, 1863-1944, photographer.
Georgian Pardaghy (cover)
Rarely seen in the West this is a prime example of a Georgian Pardaghy. As a source I cite Wright, Richard. Wertime, John. Caucasian Carpets and Covers. They attribute these flatweaves to the Georgians and other unspecified Paleo-Caucasian peoples. They also show a very similar example in use in Tiflis in 1910 (above).
Georgian Pardaghy, Tiflis Province, Caucasus.Sizes: 9 by 5 or 6 by 10 are typical
Structure: Slit tapestry weave.
Yarn Spin: Z.
Weft: Wool ground color.
Ends: Warp fringe.
Selvages: Plain with thicker outer warps.