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Antique rugs

It may seem surprising that old rugs can be vastly more expensive than new ones; after all they are bound
to show signs of wear - with the pile worn down to the knots in some cases. As with antique furniture, so 
with rugs. A modern version of either will still be hand made, assuming we are talking about items of great quality. It pretty much boils down to what is perceived to be a a copy of earlier designs. Add to that an acquired patina from usage, and maybe the greater subtlety of colours.

Rugs as Art.

            I get as much joy from looking at a beautiful rug as I do from looking at pictures, ceramics or sculptures.                                                              
                                                                     I'm talking about hand made rugs of course.
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