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Old March 27th, 2013, 04:27 PM   #11
James Blanchard
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 14

Originally Posted by Jeff Sun View Post
Perhaps...but as a realtor friend of mine discovered in 2008, demand for existing stock can explain the price...but not the supply.

I'm not saying I have the answers...I just think it was weird.

I also noticed the relatively large number of Caucasian rugs while in Istanbul.

I know that they are particularly popular because of their bold colours and somewhat "modern" aesthetics, which might explain their popularity. Also, they often conform fairly closely and obviously to published examples, which might attract novice collectors.

I can't comment on the issue of fakes and reproductions, but I could certainly see why someone who was into that would focus on Caucasian rugs. They are popular, and it would seem to be relatively straightforward to create faithful reproductions.

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