Posted by Erol Abit on February 08, 1999 at 05:21:56:
In Reply to: Re: Is it a genius? posted by Jerry Silverman on February 07, 1999 at 22:53:30:
: : : 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.)
I now understand why you are rug lovers, rug collectors, so on. If I decide to become a collector one day in the future, I will try to own(even by stealing if protected well) this rug which has a complex meaning but at the same time very simple hidden beauty. I tried to say that it is neither a human face nor a mihrap, but I could not find any alternative.
If you could give more info (where is it woven, where is it now, etc), I, your novice who is learning rugs, would thank more.
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