Posted by Steve Price on July 14, 1999 at 05:45:56:
In Reply to: Re: toughts of a "not turkomaniac" posted by Yon Bard on July 13, 1999 at 21:27:10:
You wrote, "An oblong non-rigid container suspended at one point on each end and supporting a heavy substance is, in essence, a hammock. It shapes itself into a sausage-like form, and is not the epitome of stability. It is awkward to fill, empty, carry, or handle in any way."
You're right again. But the only extant photo of an ak juval in use shows its weight being borne by the floor, not by the ropes. It stands upright in use (I assume that they are stacked flat when just storing things to which access isn't needed, like next month's grain ration). The ropes keep it from tipping over, but bear little weight. It is actually more like a back pillow than a hammock.
And, I promise, I'll give you the last word and won't put anything more on this thread. Oy vay!
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