Remember the expression "White men can't jump"?
Well, it does remind us of how steve price and his collection of bottom-of-the-barrel ruggies invariably prove they have no ability to ascertain rug reality from their own personal rug BS.
We did, this morning, have another look over there and yes, Robert, the Borjalu rug belonging to “Mark” is another new repro:
Here is what steve price, who is one white man who can jump mentally or physically, wrote upon first seeing it:
It looks like a Bordjalou prayer rug, and a very nice one.
The design, borders, size, long pile, and the red wefts are all typical of Bordjalou prayer rugs.
The blue has a cobalt hue on my monitor, rather than a classical Caucasian blue-jeans blue. I assume that it just isn't accurately represented, and in the wool the blue is what I'd expect it to be.
Regards Steve Price”
RK has, with good reason, ridiculed professor steve price=clown here for years, all of our comments like those mentioned here being truthful and right on.
He is a rug idiot of major proportions and why he insists on proving it publicly every time he opens his mouth is beyond comprehension.
Imagine calling this obvious reproduction of a Borjalu prayer rug a “nice one” and then going on about the blue dye.
All RK can say is once again: get your ignorant butt of the net price, you boob.
Poor hapless “Mark” then wrote in the following:
“John - A comment and a question.
Your scholarship is most valuable to me and I'll give you an example of why that is so.
The books refered(sic) to as seminal by Ttek contributors, the Bennett, Nooter, Burns, Ellis books, are according to my checks not readily available.
I prefer to have my own library of reference material; I can get a Bennett vol. 1 for 400 dollars at Antiquarian Booksellers site.
I have just gotten Eiland's updated Oriental Carpets and the more scholarly Tribal and Village Rugs by Stone.
I guess a matrix of rugs by region and important authors would be handywhen figuring a book budget.
One question re. dating textiles: Are the characteristics of oxidation present in rugs indicative of age? I'd be interested in published material on visual indicators and the stages of chemical oxidation.
Telling john howe how “valuable” his rug scholarship has been is both comical and pathetic. Howe’s scholarship, and that of steve price, silvermann, marvin amstey and the rest of the rug idiots who ply their ignorance and egos in the price’s rug romper room is about as real as Saddam’s nukes – nothing more than a figment of someone’s (usually their own) imagination.
Sad, truly sad, it is how “Mark” still believes his rugs are “antique” and anything other than the reproduction airport art they actually are.
To their credit other posters to price’s clownaroundotek.com website realize his rugs are fakes and have told him so.
Interestingly, one of them, Sue, wrote the following after expressing her opinion the rugs were new repros:
“I would put my 2 cents on both of your rugs having been designed by a Westerner guy who can't dance.
Someone who is barely a step or two ahead in understanding what his peer group will be looking for in rugs than they are.
Someone with no comprehension of traditional motif choreography. Someone who has read every word in his up to date rug book library, has a computer design program, and has access to dirt poor indigenous weavers and spinners, somewhere, who are trying to afford to feed and educate their children and are paid based on their weaving speed.
I don't mean to single you out for having the wool pulled over your eyes.
You have a lot of company. It's not too late to snap out of it, though. Sue”
Cute reply and while it might appear to be “not too late to snap out of it” for “Mark”, it surely is for steve price et. al.
However, in fact, we are sure it is for “Mark” as well since he protesteth too much that his rugs are antique, added to the fact he is clearly intellectually challenged enough not to be able to discern most of what he has read on clownland.com about his rugs (besides for the few posts stating they are repros) has little reality or truth to it.
Again, we can’t blame him for falling into the cesspool of ignorance steve price and company spews on the net but we can dun him for believing it in the first place and surely for continuing to do so.