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Plate Nine
2 feet 2 inches x 1 foot 11 inches
66 cm. x 58 cm.

Large medallion, animals, small eight-pointed stars and hooked-extensions fill the field of this very atypical soumak bagface. The animals and especially their large tail-feathers are very different from those seen on the other illustrated examples, perhaps because these show animals capable of flying while the others were not. Note also the relationship the individual symbols and their alignment within the central medallion seems to have to those which appear in the far more archaic medallion found on plate two.

The weaver's use of small silver metallic thread highlights in the center most cross-like design and the presence of several unusual dyes suggest this examples was made in an area outside that of where the others were woven.


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