Posted by Yon Bard on July 05, 1999 at 08:06:16:
In Reply to: C14 posted by founder on July 04, 1999 at 19:30:59:
: after perusing this board i am curious and ask -
: do you guys really enjoy this?
: can't you realize that C14 has no relevance in the dating of oriental rugs?
: the labs that do this work need the business and they are just as much in the dark as you rug collectors!
: the only reliable method available at this point is comparative analysis of similar pieces to create a continuum -
: please start using your energies in a more realistic way that might really provide something useful for oriental rug studies
One could argue with equal validity that comparative analysis has no relevance to dating of rugs as it is based solely on opinion. I am not saying that this is my position, just that such a position would be just as tenable as yours, if not more so.
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