Posted by Steve Price on December 18, 1998 at 08:48:38:
In Reply to: Missing the boat on #1 posted by Yon Bard on December 18, 1998 at 08:15:43:
I know that there are folks who collect fragments, and I hope they will read this through before getting angry at me.
It is an inexcapable fact that the most you can get from a fragment is its tactile qualities, colors and a feel for the technical skill of the weaver. Everything else is lost. I've seen a few fragments in which these factors were sufficiently intense to make me reach for my Visa card, but not very many. And, when a fragment becomes an image on a computer screen you can get none of these characteristics from it very accurately. Even though #1 is a big fragment (and, therefore, closer to being an ensi than most fragments are to being rugs), most people find it unattractive.
That's probably why weavers didn't make fragments to begin with.
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