You heard her! A Perfect Grey knows what she is talking about, and Door Sixteen also has great examples how rugs can work well in kitchens. http://www.aperfectgray.com/2013/08/put-worn-oriental-rug-in-your-kitchen.html http://www.doorsixteen.com/2015/01/05/vintage-rugs-in-nice-kitchens/
Not that you need more than one reason, but here are eight good ones courtesy of House Tweaking: http://www.housetweaking.com/2014/06/09/8-reasons-why-you-should-consider-vintage-rugs/
Each rug will come with a RUG DNA – a provenance that tells you the region, age, retail value, and additional details of your purchase so that you know what you are buying.
The patterns on some of the older Chinese carpets are often taken from the patterns of the porcelain painters and from silks. In some cases the patterns also show old religious symbols with distinguished dragon patterns. The symbols in these … Continued
Turkish rugs are thicker, and usually made of wool, cotton, and or silk and are always tied with a Turkish knot, also called Ghiordes knot or Turkbaff. Commonly used patterns are based on prayer niches with more geometrical motifs. Humans … Continued
The Caucasian carpets are from the areas south, east and north of the mountain chain of the Caucasus (Russia, Armenia, Azerbajdzan). The significance of these beautiful carpets are their geometrical patterns, often with an imaginative and plentiful way of expression. … Continued
Some of the popular carpets from Afghanistan are handmade by the Turkomans in the north of Afghanistan, and in some cases they can also be hand knotted in Pakistan by the Turkomans who have crossed over the borders into Pakistan. … Continued
During the 16th, 17th and 18th century many fine carpets were woven in India and were made of the finest sheep wool and silk, with Persian patterns. The quality sank during the 19th century and right up to the middle … Continued