Posted by Steve Price on December 18, 1998 at 21:32:38:
In Reply to: Re: Why weavers didn't make fragments to begin with posted by Yon Bard on December 18, 1998 at 19:38:07:
You are right, I did miss your point. I certainly agree that it makes no sense to negatively judge the weaver's ability to create by looking at a misshapen, incomplete piece.
And while I don't sneer at all fragments, most are not very interesting unless they are all we can get our hands on of some rare, usually very old, category of rug. I doubt that there are many who'd want a fragment of, say, a turn of the century Tekke juval (except to make a pillow out of it), but there's a pretty good market for intact ones. And you're right, too, that the Parthenon is impressive. But I also suspect that if it had a twin that was in original condition the interest in the one we have would be very minor compared to the interest in its twin.
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