After spending many weeks talking about Afghanistan, I’d better get back to my own rugs.
In every recession that I can remember, and I have seen many, there was always a return to traditional design. Not so this time! To my surprise, as a percent of sales, we have sold an increasing number of contemporary rugs right through the depths of the weak period. And now, as we seem to be climbing out of it, it is modern design that is pulling us out of the ditch.