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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Palas

 

(also pelas), a pileless, reversible, handwoven carpet. A plain weave, with or without clearances, is used. The use of clearances resultsin crisp geometric ornamentation or a picturesque foliage design. In the USSR palasy are woven in the Ukraine, Moldavia, the Caucasus, and Middle Asia. Such rugs are also produced in Bulgaria, India, Iran, Rumania, and Turkey.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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[2.] Saqib Z, Riffat NM, Shinwari IB, Shinwari ZK (2011) Species richness, ethnobotanical species richness and human settlement along a Himalayan altitude gradient: Prioritizing plant conservation in Palas valley, Pakistan.
He said the jirga had set a deadline of three days to the government and DC Kolai Palas to return to Bisham.
He said Chief Minister Pervez Khattak had called elders from both Kolai and Palas early that month but didn't listen to Kolai's about their grievances and favoured former MPA Maulana Asmatullah of Palas.
Another elder, Maulana Abdul Rehman, said members of a commission formed by the chief minister and led by Hazara division commissioner recently visited Palas and returned without hearing their grievances.
According to its Constitution, PALA is 'an international, non-political and independent organization which aims to cover and represent the interests of those who work in stylistics, poetics, and associated fields of language and linguistics'.
Even today, teaching posts specifically labeled 'stylistics' or 'language/literature' are rare, in British academe at least, although PALA founder member Mick Short holds a Chair in English Language and Literature at Lancaster, Sylvia Adamson a Chair in English Language and Literary History at Manchester, and Peter Verdonk a Chair in Stylistics at Amsterdam.