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Subject  :  Thr lure of the Luri
Author  :  Patrick Weiler mailto:%20theweilers@home.com
Date  :  09-09-2001 on 11:23 a.m.

"How much is this worth?"
"How old is this?"
Are the two questions at the top of the list I frequently hear.

What would I like to see more research and definitive study on?

The Luri.

There are Luri weavings known from Veramin to the south side of Shiraz.
They are bunched in with the Baktiari, argued about as Afshar, quibbled about as Qashqa'i, confused with Khamseh, confounded with Kurds and sometimes some say Shahsavan.
Like the supreme court said about pornography, "I know a Lur when I see one" is a common refrain.
Like Rodney Dangerfield, "They don't get no respect".
They are disheveled and "dissed".
Has there ever been a major showing of Lur weavings? NO!
How many Dashing and Respected Eminent Figures in the rug world are whispered about reverently for being experts in the arcane field of Luri weavings?
None, I say!
Let the rug community send an Ambassador to Luristan!
Wait a minute. Where IS Luristan anyway?

Ambassador Patrick Weiler

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