Posted by Yon Bard on May 14, 1999 at 15:12:12:
In Reply to: Re: Ikat and other things that aren't really rugs posted by Steve Price on May 14, 1999 at 10:48:57:
: Dear Yon and Michael (and everyone else),
: You prompted me to look at what I collect. Less than 20% of what I refer to as an oriental rug collection consists of rugs or carpets. The rest is bags, garments and other assorted textile items. And the "oriental" part for most collectors just means western and central Asia and Asia minor. The point is, we use "rug" (and many other words) very loosely and generally understand it to include anything that might be advertised or described in HALI.
: And then we complain about the errors in books!
: Steve Price
HALI advertises, and has articles on, just about any kind of antique textile. It says so on the cover. I think when we talk of 'rugs' we generally mean pile or killim weavings. But I have long felt the need for a term that describes the 'rugs' that are not for floor use. I always feel awkward explaining that I collect 'Turkoman rugs' when very few of them would be called rugs by non-ruggies.
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