There is now a post on another
rug discussion forum with information on what I'll call (for convenience)
the "Salor red". A dealer friend informed the author that the Salor
used madder with a very alkaline desert plant in the dye bath that
affected the color and made it bloom.
Neither the plant nor how his
friend knew that the Salor used it is revealed. Just as an aside, the
disdain with which that author formerly viewed information obtained from
dealers can be seen here
I guess we can add this to the column of
reasons why it's plausible to think that the Salor dyed wool this color
themselves. On the other hand, this person has, within the past couple of
weeks, told the world in no uncertain terms that:
1. Yomud and Yomut
are two different Turkmen groups, a fact recognized by scholars. The
scholars are unidentified.
2. Turkmen are not nomads, and may never
have been nomads.
3. The Uzboy is not, and never was, a river.
People who disagree with me get banned from Turkotek. Actually, it's more
difficult to get banned from Turkotek than from eBay, although the person
this is about has the distinction of having achieved both.
(Pierre) use the word "tribe" improperly. Anthropologists are reluctant to
use the term at all because most people picture “black Africans hopping
around a pot in a Tarzan movie”.
What an interesting fantasy,
especially with reference to ruggies!
About 2 years ago, in his
(now defunct) site, Turkotek Watch
, he solemnly informed the world
that a review I had written of an auction at Sotheby's was done in
retribution for some corrections Paul Mushak had made to errors that I
published. He neglected to mention that my review was written about a year
before Mushak's (excellent) article. You can see a little summary of that