Posted by Richard Farber on 01-11-2002 02:35 AM:
an answer to your first question
Dear D. D.
thank you for the well thought salon intro.
"My first question is : Is there a pure Caucasian design or is there only a Caucasian Style?"
The word 'pure' in this context seems to negate many previous discussions on this site as the ways styles develope. Consider Vincet Keer's position on the importance of the Chinese input.
Even though mountainous areas tend to be very conservative of stylistic elements -- if you want to hear traces of Eliizabethan English go to mountains of West Virginia and not to the center of London -- they, the conservativce cultures in high mountain areas, do to some degree absorbe stylistic influencs from dominant cultures. Consider changes in dress style in the high mountains of New Guinea today.
Therefore I would tend to argue that there is no such thing as a'pure' textile design on the Eurasian landmass. And yes there is a style [or more probobly more than one] becuase style just means the 'way of creating' textiles.