Posted by Steve Price on April 16, 1999 at 06:27:30:
In Reply to: Re: Tribal Repairs posted by R. John Howe on April 16, 1999 at 04:34:14:
You have identified an important element of understanding why collectors collect the things they do, and that is that there is a good bit of variation from one to another.
On the other hand, there are some recurrent themes, and two of these are aesthetics and a sort of vicarious participation in an exotic foreign culture. These are not mutually exclusive. I would describe my own motivations as including heavy doses of both.
Oh, did I just give away one of my dirty little secrets?
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