(ed. While we placed this post in "Pictures for Discussion" there is no discussion necessary, or even possible, that might substantiate the absurdly ignorant claim this rug is 17th century or anything but what we have stated below.)
There is little, in fact, no doubt Virginia Commonwealth University professor steve price, and the group of rug-idiot magpies who flock to
his virtual pigeon-pen of rug stupidity, know nothing about oriental rugs.
Nor does it seem they will ever learn about them, or realize how foolish and ridiculous their comments and ass-backwards ideas and opinions actually are.
One of these rug-fools has posted, and reposted, the following late 19th/early 20th century commercial, factory woven Kerman on the internet claiming it is “17th century” and "Safavid". It is neither.
This assertion is as absurd a claim as professor price’s beliefs he can successfully and competently moderate a rug discussion website.
Bloody bullturds is all RK could say to these claims or any of the other equally preposterous ones that regularly appear on price’s crapola, see your name in print, website.
Here is a close-up of a corner of the rug:
The owner, who is about a dumb a rug poseur as any who post to price’s website, claims to be a rug expert.
Well, perhaps in price’s barnyard collection of rug morons, this individual can claim expertise.
However, in any real rug-world environment, a clown like cevat kanig would be dismissed as nothing more than another rug-idiot and laughed all the way back to Turkey.
Time is growing short for rugdom to clean house and starting the vacuum cleaner on price’s website, along with removing dodds from his icoc perch, would be quite effective a start.
Time’s seriously running out folks and as long as price, dodds, and many other similar sore points of rugdom, like those bogus “Ottoman” embroideries and over-dated and hype kaitags, are not addressed there will be little opportunity for rugdom to assume its proper, and well-deserved, place in the art world.
Silence is consent and until rugdom gets vocal these and other embarrassing episodes, and individuals, will continue to, like a ship dragging its anchor, prevent any real forward movement.
Think RK is exaggerating or kidding? Think again, rugdom, and think carefully -- as our ship is not only going nowhere but taking on water like the Titanic.