Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Mom's Downfall

This room was my downfall. After tromping through hot Ephesus we were led to a showroom underground (cooler) and given seats along the perimeter. Apple tea was served as the salesman gave us a history of turkish carpets. Then the show began. Two workers threw carpets right and left all over the open floor, as the saleman narrated which part of Turkey they were from and what natural dyes were used. Those of you who know me, know that I like COLOR. I was hypnotized by the show, which was constantly changing as the men threw more and more carpets down. To make a long story short.... I bought not one carpet... but two... They are not like the ones you see here. They are Killiums (sp). Very colorful... of course no one will be allowed to walk on them with shoes on!! Ted condoned the whole thing saying... "You're not just buying a carpet, you're buying a memory!" Who could resist?

1 comment:

Deb Kaz said...

You really don't appreciate the rugs until you understand the cultural background. Glad you got to have such a fun experience and glad you went against your nature and opened your wallet! I'm sure you won't regret it one bit. Don't worry about people walking on them - they are very, very durable and meant to last hundreds of years. Your children and grandchildren will inherit them. Teddie - don't get any ideas about premature acquisition!