Posted by Marvin Amstey on January 30, 1999 at 11:40:41:
In Reply to: my score posted by Erol Abit on January 30, 1999 at 09:32:37:
: As a too amateur one, at first look at, I am fascinated by the complexity and well-execution of Rug4 (Bijar). I think this is because I feel myself closer to the weavers, their efforts and I enjoyed the simplicity, color harmony and well-execution of Rug2 (Tekke Ensi). These 2 rugs are my favorites.
: And then I assigned points and tabulated below. I couldn't interpreate the questions 5 and 8 because of my English or my knowledge of rug terminology. I assigned to these 2 questions by point "1" for all 6 rugs. The results below may seem meaningless since total points are close to each other. But it showed that the rug 6 (East Turkistan Rug) is worst one as I felt before doing exercise. I think almost everybody will agree with me in that we commonly didn't like this rug, rug 6. That is, we found out which we didn't like. The tests proved this too. A result is a result and if such tests are developed further with more number of rules, these tests can give other unexpected results.
: Rug Points
: 1 21
: 2 22
: 3 18
: 4 21
: 5 19
: 6 15
: While doing this exercise, I learned about myself that my criteria of beauty was "the complexity, how well executed and color harmony".
Don't jump to conclusions. #6 is MY favorite rug and acheived the highest score. Even before the checklist, antique East Turkestan rugs are my favorite rug type; they and Kansu rugs are among the most beautiful of all antique rugs.
So we are back to individual tastes, and this board has demonstrated that such exists. Thank God! If we all liked the same thing, life would be very boring.
Have a good weekend and enjoy the Superbowl, Marvin
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