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Old May 25th, 2016, 06:19 PM   #1
Charon Lefleur
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Default Russia's History with the Tapestry

I accompanied a friend of mine to visit his grandmother over the weekend who lives in a fairly simple little home in East Los Angeles. My friend is of Russian descent and his grandmother is much more rooted in her mother country, having only moved here within the last 2 decades. Immediately upon arriving, I noticed she had a lavish luxury rug very carefully mounted on the wall. The rest of her home didn't give much competition to the stateliness of the mounted carpet. Now, I feel like I've seen wall-mounted carpets before, possibly when I was visiting London, but this was the first time I've specifically noticed a modern use of a luxury tapestry in such a manner. I've seen similar examples on this forum but my few friends who have luxury carpets exclusively present them on the ground. So, my question is whether there is anything rooted in Russian history that would lead to the wall presentation of an impressive Oriental rug. Was it rooted in providing insulation in freezing apartment blocks?
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