RK sends our congratulations to the owner of the rug shown below:
This picture is from the auction catalog where the rug was sold early in Feb 2010.
Luckily for the owner RK intended to bid on it, and surely would have made the price far higher than the 250.00 dollars it ridiculously made in the sale, but the sale was a two day affair and when we called the auction to arrange our bid we learned the rug had sold on the first day not the second as we incorrectly believed.
Our mistake is now someone else's gain.
This Ersari main is great example, early and highly interesting, and had the rug not appeared today on turk0tek.com we surely would not mention it here.
Something that is even more astounding than the 250 dollar price it made in the sale is the fact the owner chose to send a picture of the rug to turk0tek to illicit comments.
Yesshhhh, who in their right mind would send a picture of an historic Turkmen rug to the magpie rug-morons who frequent professor steven price's rug-sandbox website?
The owner is welcome to email us, or post here, and RK will be glad to clear up any questions.