Tuesday, May 27, 2008


This afternoon we had the inevitable visit to a carpet weaving centre. After a very interesting demonstration of the process for gathering the silk thread, a description of the dyeing processes used and a demonstration of the various ‘x knots per square inch’ that determines the quality of the carpet, we were led into a large room and plied with apple tea, coffee and wine – I’m glad I chose the apple tea!

Then came the sales pitch; it was informative, gentle and even persuasive. However, after hearing all the benefits, none of our group decided they suddenly needed another carpet. There is no doubt they are very, very beautiful but I guess when we have fully carpeted houses it is difficult to justify another purchase for the floor.

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