Posted by Christoph Huber on July 30, 1999 at 14:42:42:
In Reply to: Re: Shahsavan weavings posted by Wendel Swan on July 30, 1999 at 10:43:34:
If I understand you right, "luxury" doesn't fit to nomads. But were not the wealthier of the Turkmens the ones which lived as nomads (and which turned to sedentary agriculturists if impoverished)?
A knotted bag may be of "limited utilitarian value", but heavy Turkmen jewellery is a bit unpractical as well, isn't it?
How do we know whether nomads favoured to travel light over a little bit of luxury?
P.S.: If I'm thinking of luxury, very fast (nomadic) Scythians and Sakas are entering my mind...
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