Knitting Clio also does carpets

Regular readers of this blog have noticed that I seldom post anything fiber-related on this blog (“knitting” is meant to be metaphorical as well as a feminist, progressive alternative to this blog), so here is a photo of me learning to weave at a carpet showroom near Ephesus in Turkey.  Turkish weavers of pile carpets use a symmetrical, double-knot technique (aka the “Turkish knot” or the “Gordes knot”) so it takes way longer than weaving on a flat weave loom (which is used for making kilms).  No wonder these suckers cost a fortune!  Don’t think I’ll be trying the weaving anytime soon, but we did buy this nice specimen.

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