I've been looking for a new rug for years, ever since Juku destroyed the green one. It had to be a certain size, and it had to be beautiful, preferably green.
And then I found it. A traditional rug on a turquoise base. How could I not buy it even if it was too big? I had planned to put the new rug on a diagonal, like the old one, because it creates nice dynamic movement in the room. Right now, the new rug divides the room into two rigid parts, and it sort of creates a barrier that I'm not liking very much. But if I put the bed on the rug, it'll destroy the rug in long term because it is so heavy. I'll figure something out, I'm sure.
It just took my breath away when I saw it. The colours are magnificent, the patterns are beautiful, and on the whole it is gorgeous. The seller told me that it has been hand spun, hand dyed, and hand knotted in Afghanistan in traditional Kazakh patterns, then washed in Pakistan where the seller picked the rugs up. I am in awe of all the hand work that had gone into making this rug. The skills and talent to make something like this are just incredible. I'm in love.