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email: jack@rugkazbah.com
Wed, Jul 4th, 2007 02:12:22 PM
Topic: Is It a Fake? You Can Bet It Is

The bumpkin of the rug world, ivan soenderholm, who authors jozan.com is a foolhardy simpleton if he believes jim, aka jimbo, allen’s take on Turkmen rugs and the stupendously outrageous interpretations he forwards concerning the ethnographic significance of their ornamentation.

If that accusation wasn’t enough, mr jozan latest championing of this turko-idiot from Tenn. could be rightfully considered as aiding and abetting. This soenderholm rug-dunce is now acting, whether knowingly or unwittingly (either is equally as culpable), as a shill for jimbo’s predilection to pass off new, fake weavings as old.

I have sat by and witnessed other examples of jimbo’s little game but his latest foray into rug deception and its appearance on mr jozan’s website as a “connoisseur’s choice” is so egregious it deserves to be called out.

Here’s the rug:

Here are two closeup details of this fake. Right FAKE ersatz “caucasian” rug:

Here is the glowing description published on jozan.com, puhleeze:
“RUG NAME: Rare Type Baku Caucasian Rug
AGE: Circa 1880 or earlier
ID(Jozan): no. 846
DESCRIPTION: Here is an extremely rare Baku with a field of deep blue shot through with beautiful subtle abrash. The multicolored circular field elements remind me of stars in heaven. Several mafrash panels with this design are known including one published By Michael Rothberg in CARPETS AND TEXTILES OF THE WORLD. A main carpet with the same design has also been published. This may well be the only small rug known with this design and it is a real beauty! The rug measures 1.10 X 1.50 Meters and it is in MINT condition.
Price: $9,500.00 US Dollars".

Maybe jimbo's alter ego, a-bey, can get away with this charlatanism on EBAY because no-one bothers to call him on it there but I monitor the rug websites on the net and do not feel inclined to let something like this slip by.

So jimbo here’s your chance to take me to court to silence my accusations, go ahead and try. Instead of uselessly running your flapping jaws, bring it on. Matey. You can call mr jozan or barry o’CONell as your expert witnesses - -hardy ha ha…..

Author: CK
email: Tlking about same BS
Wed, Jul 4th, 2007 02:12:22 PM

RK Replies:

cevat kanig - you have been told to stay off our board. We are now telling you if you persist we will file criminal tresspass charges against you, as well as defamation.

We also will notify the owners of the IP addresses you are using that you are doing so fraudulently.

So keep it up and you will be, as we said, one unhappy rug-idiot.


you slim ass, scared me,how you going to make me unhappy? Slim ass JackcASSen.

Author: CK
Wed, Jul 4th, 2007 12:49:14 PM

RK Replies:

Keep it up cevat kanig and you will be one unhapy rug-idiot.



Author: CK
Wed, Jul 4th, 2007 12:36:59 PM

See, Dummy! I am always in, this time from the window, next time from chimney,another time from the other windows, i always find a hole to enter your side, i am able to enter this web site when ever i want.JACKASS!!

Author: CK
Tue, Jul 3rd, 2007 04:52:27 PM

RK Replies:

See, cevat, we should have never let you in. So bye bye....


Could you please let me know that what did you mean by saying "even you" .Are you awere what are you talking about by saying even you. JACKASS!!

Author: CK
Tue, Jul 3rd, 2007 03:12:09 PM

RK Replies:

Careful now, cevat, you now have one foot out the door and should the other take any similar steps you will find yourself, like the cat at night, on the doorstep with a closed door at your back.


What do you mean by saying "even you" ??

Author: CK
Mon, Jul 2nd, 2007 10:19:47 PM

RK Replies: There is no doubt allen is full of crapola when he tries to discuss historic rugs and their "meaning".

There is also no doubt he knows most of the rugs he offers are questionable.

Clearly others know, too - even you CK, right?.


I cheked his web side and it clearly appears to me that "MOST" of his rugs are either extremly restored or are Fake rugs,He buys his rugs Mostly From Istanbul and rugdom knows who produces Fake rugs in Istanbul and i am sure that he is working with him, either Mr. Alen is not aware of that or he just cares about what he earns.

Author: cryptochip Mon, Jul 2nd, 2007 10:12:59 PM

Jack, you're nimble Jack, you are so quick But my oh my.... You are SO sick get some help buddy... you need it desperately

Author: RDC
Mon, Jul 2nd, 2007 05:47:43 PM

RK Replies:

We will be glad to exchange views with you, however, we prefer to know who we are talkin'with. So if you want to discuss jimbo or any other equally sleazy rug person(s) post in your name and we will be glad to have a little chat.


Another wasted opportunity to put pressure on a thief. Would one to Google "Jim Allen Rug Fake", one would get nothing back to warn them. How is this possible? I mean, everybody (but the pigeons) knows what's going on. Right?

Author: CK
Sun, Jul 1st, 2007 04:41:11 PM

RK Replies: OK, cevat, we will let you in but at the first sign of any old behavior patterns you will be shut out.

To answer your question, all you or anyone has to do is go to jimbo's website a-bey.com. It is littered with other suspicous pieces and outright repro.


Jack, Is this the only fake rug that he is selling on the net or is there other fake rugs that he is selling on the internet?

Author: Big Dick
Fri, Jun 29th, 2007 08:20:43 PM

RK Replies:

Oy, big dick-head

Got a problem?

By the way, big is always relative and since you have never seen ours,we'd suggest you not make any assumptions.


little dick never rests727GJA

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