Your arguments are as solid as swiss-cheese, but surely not as appetizing.
You accuse RK of "being intolerant" of any perspective that differs from our own.
Making accusations without backing them up is crap.
If you are such an "expert" on RK and our alleged "intolerance" why dontcha prove it with just one example if we are such a serial abuser as you claim?
Should you be able to do this, we will admit you have a point.
Should you not, then go shovel some snow in your driveway in Minneapolis.
To be blunt, we find you to be a mettlesome jerk, who is pretending to be "nice" and "helpful".
Do you really think by "reposting" this in another topic area you will elicit replies?
If so you are a fool.
And asking us to "promise" not to intrude?
What the fuck are you implying, mini-man?
And saying we have made clear our opinion about these bags?
Isn't it patently obvious RK knows which one is better?
Do you think we need some arsehole like you to inform us about that?
Go canvass the rug-schmucks you know and then write it here with what they say, if you are so interested in the "experiment".
Or dontcha know anyone?
Why a feckless fool like you bothers the write in here to provoke a fray that you have no chance in winning, let alone making it past round 1, is amazing.
Honestly, we could care less about what the lumpen proletariat of rugDUMB thinks of us, or our soumak.
Because they dont know their asses from a holes in the ground, or swiss-cheese for that matter, when it comes differentiating between airport art and historic weaving.
FYI: the pair of bags we illustrated came from a sotheby NY sale in about 1994/5.
They were displayed in the center of the exhibition gallery.
The scuttlebutt was they had "sulphonic" green, therefore, they only sold for 2200 for the pair.
Too bad the scuttlebutt was, like those who don't know their behinds from holes in the ground, wrong.
Remember, folks, there is natural sulphonic green/blue and chemical or synthetic.
What's the difference?
In a nut-shell, and the most general terms, the former is produced from non-laboratory means and the other is produced with sulphuric acid, created in a lab.
How does one tell the difference?
Go study yourselves, RK has no desire to spoon-feed info to clods, jerks and a-holes.
Here's a quick definition available on the web:
"Indigo sulphonic acid was synthesized by Barth in 1740 in Grossenhain (Saxony) from indigo and sulphuric acid....the dye fades readily when washed or exposed to light".
Since we included a jpeg of the back of the bag, where anyone can see there is no fading when the front is compared, it should signify to anyone the green/blue is a natural and not a synthetic.
Also look at the blue, it too does not exhibit any fading.
As the old saying goes a little knowledge is dangerous.
Any other dumbass ideas from the peanut gallery?
"And where might we ask are you going to 're-post' our experiment?"
As I earlier wrote:
"... I would like to repost your experiment (here on RK.com) and help you get data." Wouldn't the best place for that be in the 'Pictures for Discussion' area?
If that is to work, you would first have to promise that you would not contribute to (some would say intrude on) the thread. After all, you have already made it clear what your answers to your own questions are. Why might you agree to this? You might if you truly are curious to learn how some others see/feel the relative merits of the two pieces.
As I see it, you are unable to foster dialog because you are intolerant of any perspective that varies from your own. All but those who want something from you will not tolerate such an attitude. Why not post an idea or question and then sit back and let dialog take place? There truly is nothing to fear other than your own enragement. Do you really desire to get responses from only those who wish to goad you?
It is almost certainly too late for this board to become a place where ideas about weavings, art, and history are openly explored. That would be a shame. There are some interesting discussions elsewhere on the web, but clearly there is much more that could be done with your cooperation. I am volunteering to make an attempt to help you. Its up to you.