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November 12, 2010


  1. November 12, 2010 2:12 pm

    “Snazzy”? Is that the word you’re looking for?

    I love that rug. It’s perfect.

    I wish my dogs had the same kind of respect for floor-bound textiles as I do, because I am really sick of living with bare floors. Alas.

  2. November 12, 2010 2:26 pm

    “So I was totally floored by the generosity of passing one of these rugs on to me.”


    • November 12, 2010 2:35 pm

      bahahaha, you sharp one, you. But actually that was completely unintentional, I feel so cheesy.

  3. November 12, 2010 2:31 pm

    Ohhh really nice. Please layer it with a jute rug underneath. Get your layer on!

    • November 12, 2010 2:36 pm

      Woah, that definitely did not occur to me. That might be exactly what I need to do.

  4. November 12, 2010 3:02 pm

    Sewan Kazak? Hopefully rugmaster Uncle will put an end to the anticipation….The layering sounds nice.

  5. November 12, 2010 4:23 pm

    Ooh I like the idea of layering it with jute, great idea!

  6. blewgenes permalink
    November 12, 2010 5:38 pm

    Is it a Soumac /Soumak ?

    I have a 9×11 Soumac and I love it. I use a rug pad under it, so that it stays put on the wood floor.

  7. November 12, 2010 5:46 pm

    Beautiful!! And what a lovely coffee table I might add!

  8. Devon permalink
    November 12, 2010 8:05 pm

    So awesome and yet vaguely creepy is that I’m moving into my first apartment…and I have a coffee table exactly like yours, bentwood chairs exactly like yours, a rug very vaguely like yours, and plans to buy a grey sofa and lucite nesting tables (again, like yours). Can we agree this is awesome and not creepy? Because I promise I live in Seattle and so couldn’t be spying.

  9. Sue permalink
    November 12, 2010 8:25 pm

    beautiful rug, and I love the sofa too

  10. shilojean permalink
    November 12, 2010 8:29 pm

    Oh MAN! It’s gorgeous!

    You, my dear, are a lucky duck.

  11. November 13, 2010 1:09 am

    It’s a great rug. Your uncle is very kind to give that to you. A rug underlay will keep it in place, if you haven’t already got one.

  12. Uncle Tom permalink
    November 13, 2010 4:24 pm

    Daniel, Thanks for the kind words… And for not mentioning the large hole in the rug! For the record the rug is an Afshar from the Fars District of southern Persia and likely dates the 1890-1910 era. The major city in the region is Shiraz and rugs from this area are often (and incorrectly) lumped into a category by that name. Actually there are numerous nomadic tribal groups that all have their distict weaving traditions and with a bit of study one can easily distinguish one from the other. Afshar rugs are often darkish in coloration and I always liked the light color, especially the sky blue, in this old piece.

    • November 13, 2010 4:57 pm

      Afshar!!! I knew it started with an s. Or, well, there was an s in there somewhere… thanks for telling me again, this time I swear I’ll remember (and learn more about this subject in general, expect some pestering next time we’re together…). I love it.

  13. Lena permalink
    November 16, 2010 9:08 am

    When I dream about owing and decorating my first own apartment (which will be a dream for the next few years) I always imagined copying yours and Anna’s couch choice and bring in my own personal touch by combining it with a oriental rug. And now you have done just that!

  14. November 16, 2010 12:12 pm

    Hi – found your blog after stalking the comments on D16. And I love it (as well as your writing style!)

    Makes me wish I was 20 years younger and living in the city.

  15. Ann permalink
    November 17, 2010 11:51 pm

    Aren’t you lucky! Treasure this. When you move, you can always use this in your bedroom. Matches your bed, doesn’t it?

  16. November 18, 2010 12:53 pm

    Simply great rug! And I love the different blues in there.

  17. November 19, 2010 1:34 pm

    I think I’ve been here before, but High Heeled Foot sent me back today. I just read pages & pages of your blog because I’m signing a lease today on a VERY small apartment and you’re giving me so much hope! Thanks for the inspiration and happy DIY’ing. 🙂

  18. November 19, 2010 3:32 pm

    You should pass on the generosity and send that table to me.

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