Ah, the "age" of rugs, it's both fascinating and overdone. It tells you much more about people than about the rugs themselves.
You're right. But you could leave out the phrase, "the age of", and it would still be true.
For those with short memories, I'll synopsize a story I've told here
In the early '80s I bought a couple rugs from an Afghan who had come to the US to see if there was a market for his rugs. When I asked him how old the rugs were he replied, "Hundred year antique." I took that to mean the rugs were antique and 100 years old. What he really meant was that in 100 years they would be antiques.
Is there a moral here? For myself, age has come to have a lower priority than artistic achievement.
A publicist wired a query to the actor Cary Grant, "How old Cary Grant?", to
which the reply came back, "Old Cary grant fine, how you?"
Hi To All,
I wouldn't change 100 years old a Beauty to 200 years old a rug that wouldn't satisfied me, it must be a Beauty too.