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Old May 27th, 2016, 04:53 PM   #5
Charon Lefleur
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Thanks again for your response, Steve! I know for sure that his grandmother wasn't using the rug for warmth in East Los Angeles and, as someone who grew up in the U.S., it's difficult for me to imagine a situation where someone would actually need to rely on wall-mounted rugs for heat. That being said, I did a search and found (among lots of very bizarre photos of Russian people posing in front of wall-mounted rugs) an article that claims the trend of wall-mounted rugs originated to provide heat in low income apartments. It still seems strange to me and I'm not fully convinced but at the same time I don't really have anything else to go on...other than asking my friend and risking offending him.
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