Winter is Coming! Let’s buy a rug

As the winter has shown its cold face around the corner with the strong winds from the North; The bare floor is looking and feeling colder than ever before. So I decided to buy a rug. I started looking for a 5′ x 8′ patchwork rug, but I settled for a 6′ x 9′ Turquoise Blue Over-dyed Turkish Rug with oriental underlying patterns.

I bought it from Cyprus Rug store. They offer free worldwide shipping and it arrived in 5 days. That was very impressing. What I most like about the overdyed rugs is their story. You pay 500-600 US$ for a a 6×9 rug which was hand-woven in mid 1900 by some Turkish villagers. Never been used tucked in a depot in the house for over 60 years and suddenly somebody discovered a way to make them come back into fashion again! they shaved, bleached and over-dyed the rugs and converted them into a completely modern looking vintage rug. The moment I put the rug in my living room, it felt like it had been there for 100 years.  Another good think about it is it is  thin; less tan a centimetre and yet still very soft for bare feet. I’m loving it.



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