The rug challenged mini-minds have now tackled the topic of natural vs. synthetic dyes with their usual pedestrian and droll ideas and opinions.
For example, professor price=clown had this to say in response to one of his equally dopey sidekicks:
"The range of colors that can be produced by natural dyes is, as you point out, widely underestimated. Still, the range of colors that actually were produced with natural dyes in central and western Asia is pretty limited, as nearly as anyone can tell."
Well, perhaps if professor price=clown was able to understand the difference between airport art weavings and those that are genuinely
antique and made in response to indigenous needs he might not make such a blanket statement.
Sure, the natural dyes found in airport-art weavings, when they are present, are monotonous and of a very limited palette, however, one could never make such an assessment when examining examples produced in the previous decades and centuries.
The later 19th century/early 20th century weavings that price=clown and his buddies collect and try to make sense of lack sophistication and, yes, any real connection to the past. Not only are the dye palettes they demonstrate limited but, more significantly, all the other components of their make-up are as well.
If professor clown and his group had any understanding of facts like these their "discussions" might actually have some merit but since they donít what goes on there is about as worthless old chewing gum wrappers.
There is nothing wrong with expressing one's conjectures and ideas in a public forum, however, to consistently float one's ignorance and dim-witted sputterings, as these turkkotrekkers seem to feel they are entitled to, in the guise of education and expertise makes mockery of not only themselves but the very topic they supposedly respect and envy.
Again it's time for price=clown to realize he needs to take the rug romper-room offline and make it, like barry o'CONell's yahoo email group, a private affair.