Posted by Randy Crist on June 29, 1999 at 22:38:47:
In Reply to: Re: Why the difference? posted by Steve Price on June 29, 1999 at 07:34:46:
About your comment on when pieces were collected:
Something that has always intrigued me is Jenny Housego mentioning in her book that a SW Persian bagface in the V&A was collected in 1884 in pretty ragged shape (so not unreasonably, an early to mid 19th century piece). It is only a black and white photo, but the designs are not at great variance with many late 19th or early 20th century pieces. I wonder how many other things lurk in the V&A storage closets that might lend a hand in dating some tribal items.
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