The intended use of an oriental rug is pretty clear, right? - Traditionally, Decorative Rugs serve utility in aesthetics, comfort, etc. Well, we're going to explore that a little more.
Call it as you will. Perhaps more so a compilation of recent google alerts we haven't quite had the patience to do full articles on... At any rate, here are just a few interesting uses we've come across recently:
Cold, Hard Love for Rugs:
"The result is artwork on concrete floors, walls, tables, sinks. Check
out the picture of the oriental rug. That’s stained concrete." Read More...
Passionate for Rugs:
"MARIA HASSABI (Tuesday through Thursday) In “Solo” a Persian carpet serves at various times as a dancer’s prop, outer skin and architectural form. (Through Oct. 4.) At 7:30 p.m., Performance Space 122, 150 First Avenue, at Ninth Street, East Village , (212) 352-3101, ps122.org; $20; $15 for students and 65+. (Anderson)" Read More...
The Rug Temptation/Infatuation and a 'Get INTO Jail Free Card':
"Joseph P. Ganim, a Democrat and the former mayor of Bridgeport, was
convicted in 2003 for taking $500,000 in wine, meals, entertainment and
gifts (including the rugs); he is serving a nine-year prison term." Read More....
The horribly uncreative, seriously overrated similie of likening a liar to a rug:
"These Persians lie like a rug." - Richard Cohen, IBD editorials. Read More...
And if it doesn't lie like a rug, Martha Stewart to the rescue?!?!?!:
"Q. How can I smooth the curled ends of my Oriental rug? A. A rug's curled corners are commonly a consequence of...." Read More...
More on curled edges from Rug Rag:
Straps on the Back of my Rug?