RK Replies: Greetings and ciao Alberto:
We will have our webmaster put a photo of the piece in question online here this afternoon.
Also we removed the hyperlinks you placed in your post, as we do not allow them any longer.
Some time ago a few posters abused our open door policy and we decided to close the door on them, so to speak.
I will add some comments later as well.
Only today and just by chance I have found your kind comment on my Chodor tent-band fragment. I have noticed that it had been posted several months ago on
October 13th (which year?).
If you had sent a copy to me I would have reacted before.
Well, when I purchased this jo-mamma (as you called it) I dreamed that it could have been the side panel of a kapunuk and a very rare piece, because in my experience I never saw any Chodor kapunuk.
Later on, at the 2001 Hali Fair in London I found a larger fragment of an almost identical piece (see attachment).
Unfortunately I don't have any exact dimension, nor a picture of the complete item, but I remember that it was more than three meters long.
What do you think about it? Could have been the side panel of a giant kapunuk for a giant yurta?
On the other hand I have been told that full pile tent-band are not so rare among Chodors, especially for late
pieces like my one.
I am not dreaming at all, but I would like, and my piece is still unsold and posted again in a new, smaller, online fragment exhibition,that can be seen at [Alberto's website ed.]
Your wise and expert opinion will be very much appreciated,