One problem was where to put them.
They were typically of small size at a time when putting a large carpet across a big living room floor was the preferred choice.
And their tribal designs were not considered particularly refined, at a time when “civilized” elegance was the style.
The unspoken rule was: tribal rugs in the study; floral workshop rugs in the boudoir and parlor.
But if there were misunderstandings about where to put the rugs, perhaps the greatest misunderstanding of all was about what to call them.
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