Posted by James Allen on December 24, 1998 at 09:07:33:
In Reply to: Re: mid 18th cent. yomud border posted by Pat Weiler on December 23, 1998 at 22:03:33:
: : : Jerry I can see you have tried to be objective and i have no idea why the task seems so hard to you and the others. Perhaps it is because you as a group don't collect Turkomen weaving primarily and have little motivation to see it decoded. I have included one last 18th century border repeat which clearly shows the power of my technique. In this border two elephants heads are interdigitated. The upright elephant head has a curled trunk and it is trumpeting for this curling of the trunk often accompanies this loud signal. The reciprocal elephants head has a straight trunk. The scale and clarity are similar to the 18th century yomud border everybody has been so careful not to mention. These two borders are so obviously white dominant and just exactly what I say they are it should send you to the opthalmologist for an examination if you can't see it. Have fun trying. JIM ALLEN
: Hallelujah!!! I DO see an elephant head here in the border.
: Pardon my ignorance, but, what is an elephant doing in the desert?
: Pat Weiler.
: As late as the 19th century Turkoman Khans were attending the annual great hunt on board an elephant. Alexander used the great beasts to demolish his enemies and ever since they have been symbols of royal power and perogative. Jim Allen
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