{friday finds: to market, to market}

The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world bringing more than 85,000 people to High Point every six months. Greg and Kathy (Design Studio) attended this last market (October 22-27) and already the goodies are starting to arrive. Over-dyed rugs may not be for everyone, but I know they will be my favorites from this trip to market.

This rug is an over-dyed patchwork rug from Turkey. It is made of old Turkish village rugs that are not saleable because of their color and or condition. They are washed, bleached, cut up, sewn back together, and then over-dyed. The over-dye is usually a bright color which turns an old and tattered rug into a modern up-to-date focal point for any home.

Greg said this beauty is an Oushak (ooh-shock) rug, meaning it comes from either the city of Oushak, Turkey or the western region of Turkey. This vintage rug was dyed a deep turquoise color and somehow the original design is left intact and shows up through the over-dye process. Is this not a gorgeous piece of art? Smart thinking on the part of the Turkish rug makers; recycling at its finest.

What do you think? Do you like this look? What’s old is new again.

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