It's difficult to imagine anyone, even windbag jimbo, could manage to create even more ridiculous scenarios concerning the history of Tekke main carpets than he has already done.
Called "The Tekke Experience", what allen writes is about as factual as a comic book.
Complete claptrap that could only emanate from an inebriated weak mind propelled by an even larger and more disturbed ego.
There is little doubt windbag jimbo is full of crapola -- his "theories" about the Turkmen are as bogus as most of the reproduction rugs this crook has sold and RK believes it is about time for rugdom to clean out its closet of carpet bagging shysters like allen, dodds, and a few others we could mention.
Needless to say, getting rid of Virginia Commonwealth University professor steven, the rug-moron, price's website, which provides a forum for midget-brained rug-masturbators like allen or rah-rah praises for an over-dating, over-charging crooks like dodds and allen to ply their wares and BS ideas to the gullible and uninitiated, would be a giant step in the right direction.
Go read allen's Jules Verne visions of how the Tekke lived, and after you get done laughing, realize how others, who know far less than RK's readership, could be easily fooled into thinking this anything but warm bull turds because price and his crew of "moderators" are too rug challenged to know better themselves.
Lastly, we add this "comment" by price, the website's chief know-nothing moderator:
"Jim Allen added a post to this thread with some interesting thoughts on cultural influences on Tekke weavings."
Calling jimbo's ideas "thoughts" is stretching the word pretty thin, however, calling them "interesting" is even more stupid.
There is no doubt by doing so professor price=clown has, as always, demonstrated himself to be a rug moron and poseur, whose ideas about rugs or their "cultural influences" are as meaningless as a dope like allen's.