Today RK found out elena tsareva will "lecture" about “Central Asian Carpet Traditions: Nomadic vs. Sedentary”, at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco on Feb 9th.
As RK's readership knows we believe tsareva is nothing but an academic poseur, a turko-know-little, who has provided enough proof of this in her publications for everyone to see.
(Oh, yeah, that's right no one in rugDUMB reads rug book texts. RK wonders if they bother to, or even can, read the captions.)
RK has also lambasted her from time to time, and our latest: "500 year old Salor chuval? doubt it highly" is written about her and her foolish idea that chuval is 500 years old.
Here is a link to that post:
But, as is typical for rugDUMB, tsareva's reputation does not reflect reality.
And get this about her from the press release:
"Her most recent publication, Turkmen Carpets: Masterpieces of Steppe Art, from 16th to 19th Centuries, The Hoffmeister Collection, was a listed as one of the top books in its category in the New York Times Holiday Gift Guide 2011."
Obviously whoever wrote the above did not bother to read either RK's exhaustive chapter by chapter critique of the hoffmeister book, or the book itself.
Had they it is sure their opinion would definitely be different.
Part one of RK's critique, "Review: new hoffmeister collection book" can be read here:
And towards the bottom of this page there are links to the other 16 parts of the review:
In our review of the hoffmeister publication we cite a number of instances in tsareva's text to prove she is talking nonsense, spinning fairy tales as fact, and making unsupportable and undocumented statements.
There is little doubt elena tsareva is exactly what RK claims, we are not the only one who knows this, and only in rugDUMB could a light-weight like Tsareva be considered a reliable lecturer and an expert.
Don't believe us? Go to the lecture and see for yourself....
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