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Two Curbside Rugs and A Keeper


 Machine made sisal  An evening stroll in NYC's East Village yielded a few 'disposable rugs.'  What a shame!  They're everywhere.  Not worth the cleaning bills, they fill up the landfill and, in our opinion, can often cost more in the long run.  Don't forget about synthetic fibers offgasing VOC's in your home.  Well, perhaps not anymore.  These two synthetic rugs made it to the curb.  The tan one seen to the left is a 'flatweave' sisal.  Size was approximately 5' x 8'.  Depending on the type of synthetic fiber (olefin, polypropylene, nylon, etc)  the price on a rug like this could range from $120 to $250 at a retail store.
 The red field with blue border Persian Design was about the same size 5' x 8'.  Depending on fiber, Points Per Meter (density measure used for machine made rugs) and location of purchase, brand new this type can sell for around $250 - $600.  Either way, neither one has significant resale value, which is exactly why they're out on the curb!  Machine Made Persian

Machine made sisal Detail

Machine made persian design synthetic

And of course...  The 'Keeper' seen below: An old Senneh from Persia, from around the turn of 1900.  Saw this on the way to George Anavian's shop on 30th and 5th.  The shopkeeper was outside with one of the employees sweeping it off.

Senneh Runner


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