Posted by Larry Joseph on December 24, 1998 at 06:38:18:
In Reply to: Re: mid 18th cent. yomud border posted by Tom Cole on December 24, 1998 at 00:37:45:
It is not so much that many of us are having difficulty seeing the reciprocal space/design which Jim describes, or that we are having a hard time believing it even exists.
The difficulty started in the acceptance of the underlying permise that somewhere in the Turkoman history there is a proud tradition of successfully using leopards and lynx as personal hunting animals, and the Turkomen extracted this symbology into their weavings symbology.
From there, it has been clouded by what appear to be many historical and anthrapological inaccuracies, and refusal to address questions that have been raised during other's attempts to investe the underlying premises and supporting "facts".
I belive that given your broad depth of historical and anthrapological knowledge, you have much to add to these discussions that would add credability to the topic.
For example, I would greatly appreciate your take on the latest elephant posting. See: http://www.turkotek.com/salon_00006/messages/46.html
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