Posted by Patrick Weiler on May 23, 1999 at 21:29:27:
In Reply to: Re: visual arts - rugs and icons posted by Michael Wendorf on May 23, 1999 at 14:38:02:
The rise of folk art generally has helped to raise acceptance of some rugs
: and more exhibitions would help, but on the whole it is my impression that a wide gulf remains and may, in fact,
: be widening.
: Kindest regards, Michael Wendorf
You may be right about the gulf widening.
It may be that the increase in rug literature means that to have a reasonable understanding of rugs one must now study a lot more than before.
This widens the gap that already existed between rug experts and novices. This, in turn, may engender a sense of hopelesness in anyone beginning to experience an interest in rugs.
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