Persian rugs aren’t doing well. There’s not much of a market nowadays for these works of art, often a year in the making. And when the artists who make them die, they are not being replaced by the next generation. It seems that people don’t care about handmade quality anymore.
Well, I don’t own a Persian rug, but I do have an opinion on this subject.
It looks like my generation might be the last that cares about fine china and crystal, well-made furniture and rugs, and other things that we inherited from our parents and grandparents. Our kids don’t want their grandparents’ china or silver. It’s just too much trouble.
Our children belong to what I call the Crate-and-Barrel generation. Things aren’t made to last any more. And that’s fine.
It’s just different…