Thursday, November 16, 2006

The Backlash

As it turns out, you can only force a girl to pay for things like new sewers, 2 part epoxy and mouse traps for so long. Sooner or later there is some backlash.

Witness the Stuccohouse "backlash" in the form of a new, pretty, hand knotted, wool, 6'x9', Persian design dining room rug.

7 comments:

Greg said...

That's what I want.

StuccoHouse said...

Greg - With your Victorian, you could really have some fun choosing rugs. I get a little tied down with designs & colors that fit in a bungalow.

mindy said...

Beautiful!

I have a rug fetish. They really make a huge difference in the feel of a room, and they are much more fun to shop for than mouse traps ;)

If you're in the market for more, Tex (another houseblogger) recommended the ebay seller "Pakobel Rugs" to me and their prices/selection are great... I've had many a rug on my watch list but haven't pulled the trigger yet.

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ25QQsassZpakobelrugs

StuccoHouse said...

Mindy - Interesting site :-) You can certainly tell that seller's bias when he says "We do not deal in Chinese, Indian or inferior rugs..." :-) My absolutely best rug is from China, so I'd have to disagree with him. Iran is coming out of a US embargo and they lost a lot of their top weavers & old techniques.

My big fear in buying over the internet is that you can't see the rug up close. Besides, I really like the sales process of buying it live. It looks like what he sells is flat weave and used (not a bad thing). But knot count, strength of the weave, and quality of wool, (and wear in a used rug) is really important when you are spending a bundle.

Although, at those EBay prices I think you could buy a rug for decoration only without fear. They are fun to look at and very addicting, I agree!! It is clearly a weakness of mine.

Poppy said...

Very pretty...love the rich red.

My Marrakech said...

Lovely, and as an Iranian myself, I can't disagree with your choice;-)

PS Many Indian rugs are absolutely exquisite and I have a number of Tibetan carpets I like, too. Although that ebay seller is entitled to his opinion.

StuccoHouse said...

Good to read :-) Lol...it's complicated, huh? The place where I bought this Persian design, Indian made rug is owned by an Iranian family :-)

I am no expert, but from what I understand the Indian weavers have become quite good, but some of their older rugs lacked consistent quality. The old Iranian rugs can be of top quality, but when the embargo hit many of the best weavers fled to other countries for work...sharing their techniques with others.

I bought my Chinese rug in China and hauled it through the country & home in my backpack (4'x6'). I knew nothing about rugs when I bought it, and really lucked out. It is a very nicely made rug and the closest to the top of the line I will ever own.

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