As usual professor clown, aka steev price, has published a rug from his collection, a "Chodor" chuval, and tried to assert it is something worth discussion and notice.
However, price's piece is nothing but an airport-art rendition of earlier, truly indigenous, weaving.
There is little doubt price is a rug-moron, someone who can not discern the obvious difference between airport-art and a genuine example.
The other examples price published for comparison are equally as unimportant, tainted by the disintegration all Turkmen groups experienced beginning for some as early as the mid-18th century.
So even though price's chuval, and the others, are probably made prior to the mid-19th century they are in fact nothing but late, ungainly representations of earlier work.
Should anyone doubt what we claim we have demonstrated, unequivocally, the difference between genuine Turkmen weaving and the types of airport-art price illustrates a number of times on RugKazbah.com.
By the way: price's premise -- is it a trapping or a chuval -- is stupid, nothing but another attempt to foment 'discussion' with the participants in his dreary online circle.
RK sent the above post to price's turk0tek.com website and even though all posts are vetted, and naturally any from RK are not allowed on the website, several have gotten through.
Such was the case this morning as the jpeg below demonstrates:
This is not the first time RK has levied charges that price is nothing but a turko-idiot whose ideas about Turkmen rugs, or any other type for that matter, are cock-eyed and totally worthless.
So not only does price have, after several decades of trying to be a rug collector, a pile of airport-art weavings but, even more damaging, are the absurd and laughable ideas he harbors and has the nerve to publish.
What RK wrote, and price immediately removed, is factual -- proof is now there for all to see.
We have successfully posted to turk0tek.com in the past but were not interested enough to capture a screen image to prove it as we did this time.
Now the proof of price's inability to run an open, democratic forum is here for all to see -- well it was obvious before but anyone who doubted this can now retire their disbelief professor clown is anything but the paranoid, tin-horn marshall Dillon RK has accused him of being for many years now.
So, our position price is a jealous, dumb pedant who refuses to allow comments and critique unflattering to the laughably absurd idea he can be a commentator or moderate any type of discussion about rugs should now be apparent to all, even price himself.