WOW, that is quite a find. Is the whole rug in good shape? It looks very interesting but I have no idea of the history.
To find these in any condition is always a plus.
These were made in many sizes years ago.
I have some old ones on the second story of my barn. Apparently, when they became worn, they had new use in the storage area. Two rooms in the house had these cut to room size, but not inlaid. A tenant of mine thought one was asbestos and threw it out. duh! The other one wasn't very nice. It had 2 more layers of vinyl over it. But, I found some cool 1917 news papers under it.
On first floors, it was not unusual to put newspapers under them for insulation.
I don't know if they are worth anything. They are probably worth enjoying.
I won't go so far as to say I'd kill for that rug but ,,,,,,,,,,it crossed my mind. There is a market for those! It's possible to buy new old stock but my bank would laugh at me if I asked for that much money. I once had a web site for them but now they don't carry them any more. I don't know if they ran out or if there wasn't enough call for them. Either way, there are people who would pay you for that. I would! But I couldn't afford it. I don't know how bad shipping would be IF you could roll it up. I'd give it a whirl on Etsy or eBay. Be patient. The right person needs to find it.
It's a bit more of a specialty site. Prices are set by the person selling.
My carpenter friend saved the piece that was under my kitchen sink but it's so far gone that I don't see any way to display it. I had hoped it could become backsplash covered with plexiglass but it's scruffier looking than I want to see so close to food.
Yes ! I would like to purchase it from you. What part of the country do you live?
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