Re: Results of checklist

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Posted by Marvin Amstey on January 27, 1999 at 18:21:51:

In Reply to: Results of checklist posted by Nikos Salingaros on January 27, 1999 at 15:24:01:

: I have rapidly given the following results for the
: examples posted:
: Ensi1 19, Ensi2 19, Ensi3 15, Bijar 14, Caucasian 17,
: East Turkestan 16.
: The variance in numbers is not significant, in my
: opinion, to distinguisg between which is "better"
: or more beautiful. As mentioned already by several
: commentators, we need several rugs of varying
: artistic quality in order to see how well the
: checklist works. And yet, I can see the reasons
: why Ensi3 scored low, even though it is a great
: rug, and that was instructive to me.

: As a loyal reader of HALI, I am forced to see every
: month pages of new rugs that are dreadful, and
: violate most of the checklist. I don't believe that
: customers desire this; the manufacturers provide
: a product, and see if it sells to the public.
: Among the better manufacturers, Mr. Jevremovic
: produces loose, folk patterns in good wool and
: colors, whereas Chinese copies of Persian rugs
: are available in perfect symmetry and detail, but
: no life. Modern Turkish production is mixed.
: I think that a serious application of these
: rules, and further rules evolved from the present
: discussion, can do a lot to shape up modern carpet
: production. Again, I emphasize, when people are
: really left to themselves, as in the DOBAG
: project, they tend to use their instincts to
: weave a fine carpet.

: To me, this forum has been a great success, with
: many intelligent comments, even from people who
: have (so far) resisted using the checklist.
: I would urge everyone to do so, so that we can
: discuss its merits and limitations.

: Nikos Salingaros

Thank you for going through the excercise with your checklist; it was helpful. In my scoring, Tekke engsi 1 did not score as high as 2, yet you equated them. Subjectively, to me, 1>>2; why is that?
Regards, Marvin

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