Posted by James Allen on December 23, 1998 at 15:43:39:
In Reply to: Interpret these images, Please posted by Larry Joseph on December 23, 1998 at 15:33:28:
: Try as I might, I am unable to see:
: "the gulls four major repeats, two red and two white, represents a single sailed swoop, the traditional Turkoman boat. The sail is represented as being turned at a angel to the plane of the weaving. The sail is interdigitated with a representation of the great spirit bird, eagle. The clear visual implication is that this great spirit inflates the sails of the Turkoman boats. The red boats I imagine represent living or real boats while the white ones are spirit boats. The Turkoman was not unfamiliar with various forms of sending off the dead; on a sledge, in a boat, or tied to a tree. These various types of death rituals are well known to the shamans of Asia, indeed the whole world. The horozontal axis, horizon, is watched over by a pair of sitting birds. the vertical axis, the mental axis towards the heavens, is capped by what I believe is the representation of a mushroom which also has bird like properties.All Asian shamanic practices involved mushroom usage."
: Please do not ignore this posting and explain where these things you are talking about exist in these images.
: Why would you take a perfectly good picture and make it unintelligible? Your attempt at satire is a riot. JIM
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