Posted by Marvin Amstey on February 03, 1999 at 08:09:21:
In Reply to: Not I, M'Lord! posted by Irwin Kirsch on February 02, 1999 at 23:04:19:
: : Earlier in our discussion, Irwin Kirsch mentioned a Caucasian rug owned by the Rudnicks which was published in Through The Collector's Eye. irwin stated that the figures in this rug were less primitive and "3-dimensional". Irwin, I disagree about the quality of the figures, they are very primitive, two-dimensional, and in keeping with the figures we are used to seeing in late 19th and 20th c rugs. If i have gotten things right with Larry, either the image of this rug or a link to the image will appear with this post. Regards, Marvin
: Dear Marvin:
: Thou has mistaketh me for the good squire, Yon Bard. But danka shein for posting the picture.
Dear Irwin and Yon and Steve,
Sorry for the confusion. Yon, I still disagree that these are more natural and lifelike figures in spite of Steve's last comment. Steve, a realistic human figure can be seen in early 20th c Persian pieces. Another place are the famous person rugs from Sivas - particularly one of FDR. I've been looking for a picture of the Maggie and Jiggs rug to post. Now that's realistic - exactly like the cartoon! By the way, except for those late Sivas rugs, I don't know of any Turkish rugs with human representation other than the Kurd (?Yuruk)rugs of eastern Turkey. If anybody does, please post the reference and we'll try and get a picture for everyone to see. Regards, Marvin
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