Posted by Marvin Amstey on April 20, 1999 at 06:48:33:
In Reply to: Re: The Repair Question posted by Marla Mallett on April 19, 1999 at 20:29:59:
: Robert's comments reminded me of a conversation with a Turkish dealer who expressed astonishment that I would consider washing a slit-tapestry Eastern Anatolian bag face because the white cotton areas would then be so brilliant! So NEW looking! We've seen Anatolian kilims mounted and hung in museum shows with the white cotton caked with mud.....So that 17th century dates would be more acceptable?
I agree with Marla; I'm not into mud. Steve's comment is what actually exists: some collectors like clean and the best condition possible; some have greater tolerance for repairs and damage. The last thing I would consider is a dealer's opinion about value relative to repairs. It should always be the client's choice, and what is truly old will be recognized by knowledgeable people no matter what. regards, Marvin
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