Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Snake Carpet

My mom gave me this carpet with a snake-motif. She said " ...and of course, the snake is the protector of the home". Of course, I said.

When I put the carpet up on my wall it instantly made my home Romanian. Carpets are very effective in that way, combining the security of my childhood in my parents home with the one of cultural tradition.

I've visited Romanian relatives and friends in different countries, and their houses and apartments always felt like extended homes to me, mainly because of these beautiful, magical and comical carpets.

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