Dear Friends, It appears that the "Oriental Rug as a Work-Of-Art" has run
its course and it is fitting that I intone a few words in its demise. My
contention that our emotions rule our functioning received a mixed revue
from readers. Steve wrote that there are more factors which influence the
purchase of a piece beside the emotional response to its aesthetic values.
What about those who invest in these artifacts? Allow me to insure him
that here emotion plays a great role. Here, the individual idolizes money
in lieu of aesthetics. Since my imperative was to create controversy, it
seems that my objective had been achieved and I enjoyed the resulting
commentary both positive and negative. I hoped that my diatribe has caused
my readers to reathink their thoughts just as their replies effected me.
Let us be thankful that TurkoTek exists and that we have an editor as
asute and understanding as Steve. All the best to all of you from