Different Rugs for Different Folks

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Posted by Steve Price on March 23, 1999 at 18:20:38:

Dear Folks,

As part of the 1990 ICOC, Michael Craycraft and Anne Halley mounted an exhibition of Belouch rugs, 76 in all. They also invited attendees to select the 5 they liked best and the 5 they liked least, and to identify themselves as Belouch collectors, rug collectors, dealers, etc. There were 228 respondents.

One of the interesting outcomes was that the different categories of people expressed different preferences. This isn't too surprising, I suppose. After all, some preferred to be Belouch collectors, others didn't. Still, it illustrated very nicely how much variation there can be even among subgroups of rug enthusiasts.

For anyone interested in the details, they can be found in HALI #59, p. 112-117 (1991).


Steve Price

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