07/13/2011 12:34 pm ET | Updated Sep 12, 2011

Rug Shopping: Katrina Mauro's Tips On How To Buy A Rug While Abroad

There's a white, silk rug in the middle of my living room, 8' long by 5' wide a sprawling delicate piece that represents a journey to Istanbul and the memories within. I paid too much for it -- this I know -- but I've accepted that fate as a tourist. To me, the rug represents more than a fiscal transaction.

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