Thursday, December 11, 2008

Our Visit To A Silk Rug Factory

Our next stop was a silk rug factory. Many of the world travelers in our group had already had this type of experience but for us it was a new one and I found it very interesting.

We saw rugs being made and had a small lesson on quality. Silk thread being used as the base, versus cotton, made the rug more expensive. Add to that the number of threads/knots per inch and the detail in the design...such as the rug in this video....and you end up with an expensive piece meant to be used as a wall hanging.

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