I was really wowed by these amazing rugs by Liora Mann. This designer uses a modernized version of the ancient technique of felting to achieve many of her wondrous designs. Not only are these rugs beautiful, they are made with acrylic fibers which make them durable as well. For me and her rugs it was love at first sight.
Carpet store on Ben Yehuda Street
One of the first words I learned in Hebrew was “shateach”, meaning carpet or rug. Before I lived here, I used to come here and buy small handwoven carpets made from silk, wool, cotton and various combinations of the three materials. Israel is the land of the “magic carpet”, there are so many beautiful, well made authentic rugs and carpets to choose from.
This shop “Iran carpet bazar” is on the corner of Ben Yehuda (#111) and Ben Gurion streets in Tel Aviv. On any given day (as long as the sun shines) the carpets are laid out on the sidewalk for display, repair, cleaning and drying. It is not unusual to step on a carpet on your way past this busy intersection, I always feel bad stepping on them but no one else seems to mind.
How about a rug with skulls on it for Fall? FLOR, a company that specializes in floor tiles and decorative carpets has a few really unique items. I loved the photo above (Halloween was my favorite holiday in The States) and their website is really nice. They may even ship outside the USA if you seriously inquire.