Yesterday we received an email from one of our longtime readers who brought to our attention the recent mentions RK.com has received on professor price=clown’s amateurish and often ignorant rug website. As RK.com’s audience knows we avoid like the plague visiting or ever bothering to read the daily chattering in steev’s sandbox but we did look in to see what this latest attempt to prove he, or one of his cronies, knows better than we do.
Alas, what we found is nothing more than we’d expected – another round of price=clown and company’s ignorance is bliss pseudo-academic blah-blah.
Below is the final installment, written by windel swan who is someone equally rug challenged as professor price=clown, of their attempt to vocalize on the kejebe question we raised here on RK.com’s discussion board several weeks ago.
By the way we imagine the “self-professed expert” they refer to is none other than RK.com, who by the way has never proclaimed himself to be an expert but has burst the bubble of those, like windel and steev, who have professed themselves to be. Anyway here’s what windel wrote and the erroneous photo comparison he offered up to document his dopey stance:
“The self-professed expert should compare the kejebe design with this early re-entrant type rug in the Alexander collection, where I believe he/she will find more correspondence than with any structure placed on a camel or, as to the “ram’s horns”, any set of horns on any quadruped. A saph in the T.I.E.M. also bears a close relationship.”
Nice going, windel you fool. If you can’t even comprehend what you read how do you expect to comment on it? I never made such droll comparisons, your buddy steev did.
Let’s go on a read some more of windel’s brilliance:
“At the moment, I can’t suggest more than that the arch form in the Alexander piece may derive from Kufic writing or architectural motifs or even some combination thereof. Similar devices can be found in several Seljuk carpets. Anyone wishing to understand the development of Turkmen designs should begin by examining early Turkish carpets. This will not provide either definitive answers or a time continuum, but will fill in some of the gaps.”
Dear windel: The only gaps here are in your and the rest of the sandbox crowd's limited rug knowledge and pathetic opinions.
For your information it is more than highly probable Turkmen rug designs are the source and archetypes for many of those found in Turkish rugs. Or did you forget the Ottomans and other lesser known Turkmen groups settled in Anatolia from at least the 10th century onwards, bringing a majority of those designs with them from their homelands in western Central Asia?
Nice theory windel but it’s back to the drawing board for you, dunce. And take that windbag price=clown along with you so you’ll have some company.