Having recently inherited some antiques from family, and purchased a new dining room suite from Hendrixson's Fine Furnishings in Shimersville, PA, their first objectives were to find good quality hand-knotted rugs for the dining room and adjacent entry hall.
On a visit to the home, it was found that both dining room and entry hall had special size requirements in order for any rug to function correctly. The entry hall required 6x8 (and could not accept standard-size 5x8 or 6x9. The dining room needed 10x13 since standard-size 9x12 or 10x14 would not work.) We were able to find an attractively priced Persian Kashan for the dining room (which - because it is made using metric standard - was 3x4 meters or 9'9 x 13'0".) The entry hall was more of a challenge, but we were able to find a 6x8 Bidjar design rug made in India that satisfied the needs and preferences of our customer.
The results of their tasteful efforts speak for themselves: