Posted by Jerry Silverman on February 07, 1999 at 22:53:30:
In Reply to: Re: Is it a genius? posted by Marvin Amstey on February 07, 1999 at 18:27:54:
: : Dear folks,
: : I think you should be pleased to see the ingeniosity used by the weaver to represent a human figure in this rug using paradoxically a mosquee design with mihrab and columns to drawn this rug.
: : Any comments?
: : Daniel Deschuyteneer
: Very clever! From the drawing and this usage of a "person", my guess is that this is a 2oth c. rug. How correct am I? Regards, Marvin
This looks to me like a ruggish version of playing a record backwards to reveal a hidden message. We can't do that now that LPs are obsolete and must fall back on reversing rugs. Oddly enough, those who searched through records did so to find sacriligeous or blasphemous messages - just like hiding a human face on a prayer rug! (Now if I could only figure out what to do with this sweet potato that looks just like Mother Teresa.)
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