Posted by Larry Joseph on November 29, 1998 at 09:22:34:
In Reply to: "Ethnographic": An Attractive Distinction Hard to Maintain posted by R. John Howe on November 29, 1998 at 06:48:44:
On page 63 of Mackie and Thompson's TURKMEN,a diagram illustrates the notion that Turkoman guls descended from the cloud-collar motif on Chinese porcelain in the 15th century, which lends substance to the view that sophisticated design and implementation ideas, like other stuff, tends to flow down from pinnacle activities supported by the wealth of the leisure class, rather than vice versa.
Can anyone provide evidence that counters this point?
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