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23 June 2007

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Esmerelda

And how many pennies did it cost?

Kim H

We have zillions of these "lavash's" in Tirana too! I have been wondering if I could get my dog washed there!

carpetblogger

"Es," I just got three BIG carpets (that huge sumac being one) done for 36 YTL, delivered, or about $27. I paid 60 YTL to have have 3 smaller ones done, arranged by the carpetdealer.

A car(pet)dogwash is a genius idea! So much better than the shower.

Pat Temiz

My carpets also get washed alongside cars and here in rural Fethiye it costs all of 1YTL per square metre - though they don't collect and deliver.

Vagabondblogger

After working as a social worker, visiting clients, and walking on carpeting coated with unknown sticky substances, plus experiencing an exploding squirt bottle of ketsup all over a machine made carpet, I have banned carpets from the dining area. I've also banned rawhide dog chews too. That carwash idea is brilliant, though!

varske

And I thought it was just in Pristina that car washes did carpets on slow days.

Vilhelm Konnander

Dear Carpetblogger,

Have you tried putting the carpets out in the snow during winter? At least, that is what many carpet-dealers I have met recommend. Then, of course, there is the question which is the dirtiest - the carpets or the snow - at least if you live in Istanbul. That is, if there is any snow at all during winter.

Speaking about carpets, it seems that me and my wife pose in the outskirts of Barbara Nadel's latest novel "A Passion for killing" that deals with carpet collectors. At least, our main carpet dealer is mentioned in the the foreword, and the brief description of a Swedish couple interested in camel and salt bags as well as nomadic rugs fits us perfectly. I mean, there cannot be that many of us...

Yours,

Vilhelm

Robyn

Hey - you were linked on Global Voices Online. Or maybe you already knew that. At any rate, congrats on the free pub!

http://www.globalvoicesonline.org/2007/06/26/turkey-is-typingfavorite-posts-of-the-week/

Elizabeth

It's so much easier in Soviet Central Asia. You just toss your carpet into the middle of the road, put Iranian laundry detergent on it, and pay street urchins to scrub it for an hour. They take as little as 30 cents apiece. Plus you can get that classic faded look so easily as the cars roll over your carpets again and again and again.

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