CARPETS AND RUGS

OTHER than grass grown on Cumberland earth or a path of springy moss, there is nothing so delightful to walk on as the rich pile of an Oriental rug or carpet. Certainly there are few things more decorative.

Your feet sink into it, is the proverbial expression. The pile is fashioned of innumerable little tufts of wool, and is so much appreciated that there are only two types of Oriental rugs and carpets of importance without this thick and yielding surface. The exceptions are the Kehins, made by the Kurds of Asia Minor, and used solely for wall coverings, blankets, and tent hangings, and the Cashmeres. The latter closely resemble the old shawls of that name which were once so much worn in this country.

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