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Old July 22nd, 2018, 09:36 PM   #5
Joy Richards
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 45

Originally Posted by Rich Larkin View Post

Be assured I do not expect you to become a technical whiz with the obscure details, at least not right away. However, I remember my early years of looking at rugs and trying with occasional frustration to master the basics. I am of the opinion that one cannot really understand the subject without having a basic grasp of the innards and underlying details of materials, structure and weaving practices...not for their own sake, but as a context within which to appreciate the weavings. So, I wanted to give you some insight into what is out there and how one might go about looking into those matters, and I addressed what was at hand for that purpose.

Keep looking, and keep trading!


P. S.: Just spotted Filiberto's reply and your question. It is old. Easily 100 years plus, I would say.
Thank you Rich. And please keep giving me insight into what is out there. It's fascinating and I'm very grateful and appreciative and I know you're absolutely right. I just get a bit bogged down in the seemingly endless complexity of it all. It brings to mind Mark Twain in Life on the Mississippi.

" ... it is something like giving the dimensions of a sunset by astronomical measurements, and cataloguing the colors by their scientific names--as a result, you get the bald fact of the sunset, but you don't see the sunset. It would have been better to paint a picture of it."

I think it's my very favourite rug now, even though it's so easily distinguishable, but I'm glad I got it right. It will be cleaned and hung and nobody will walk with disdain on it again, as they were yesterday ... the Bulgarian says I'm gushing. So be it.

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