Why do you keep carpets at home?
A separate interesting topic about which I have long wanted to write a post - carpets on the walls, which unfortunately remain still quite a popular thing in our latitudes. The fashion for wall hangings appeared inthe USSR- there the carpet was considered an indicator of prosperity, plus gave some kind of additional sound insulation in the inferior Khrushchev. Carpets on the walls safely survived the nineties, but already in the beginning and middle of the two thousandth began to disappear, turning from a symbol of wealth and well-being into a symbol of decline and poverty.
So, in today's post - a story about wall hangings, after which you will definitely want to throw away your carpet (if you still have one). Come under the cat, it's interesting there, andadd friendsDo not forget)
Carpet in the Soviet past.
In order to understand where carpets came from in our apartments, we need to turn to recent history. In the pre-war USSR, carpets were a rather rare luxury that only wealthy families could afford - in the homes of the poorer were at best only small rugs.The massive distribution of carpets fell on the sixties - and in part this was due to the massive move to new apartments, Khrushchev.
because ofLow qualityThe new mass panel construction of the sound insulation in the "Khrushchev" left much to be desired, and hanging a carpet on the walls was a good way to improve the sound and heat insulation. As a rule, the carpet was hung on the wall of the room that bordered its neighbors, but later carpets began to appear on other walls.
What is most interesting - in the USSR the carpet was considered, and in terms of value it was indeed a luxury item. The average salary in the USSR wasabout 130-140 rubleswhile the cost of a more or less decent carpet started from 150-180 rubles. I heard about cases when individual citizens laid out for some "scarce" carpets with a rare pattern of 300, 500 and even 800 rubles. Can you imagine that)?
In general, in the USSR of the 1960-70s, the carpet was a rather expensive pleasure, and its presence on the wall of an apartment spoke about the prosperity of the owners.
Life on the background of the carpet.
Gradually, carpets became more and more widespread, and the expensive local Turkmen, Kyrgyz and Azerbaijani carpets were replaced by cheap local ones, which were produced in the European republics of the USSR, often from synthetic materials.Approximately by the middle of the eighties, the carpet on the wall was in every second (if not every first) Soviet family, and many household habits and rules related to carpets appeared.
The carpets were hung on the walls like this - first you had to drill holes in the concrete wall with a drill, then hammer homemade wooden dowels in there, and then screw the screws into them. Screws in the USSR were made of cheap automatic steel, which was quite viscous - because of which the screwdriver often tore off the spline spider, and screwing the shupur into the wall was also a “pleasure” on the screws.
Once or twice a year, carpets must be knocked out. In winter, it could be done in the snow (the carpet was laid down on the snow with the front side down), and in the summer, the carpets were often knocked out just in the yard - there was often a picture in Soviet yards that a guy rolled a carpet from an apartment into a pipe after which, with terrible force, he beats at him with a plastic whipper — the claps being carried along around the neighborhood resembled volley fire from rocket artillery)
Sunset era carpet comfort.
The carpets on the walls successfully survivedthe nineties, and at the beginning of the two thousandth, they began to look like an anachronism. Carpets didn’t really add any coziness, they only collected dust, and as for “status” - so in the nineties many other things appeared (video, music centers, game consoles), which talked about the “prosperity” of the owner much more than any then there is a carpet.
And nevertheless, the carpets were in no hurry to give up their positions, staying hanging on the walls in many apartments. Approximately in the middle of the two thousandth, the era of digital photography began, and the Internet was filled with thousands of portraits and self portraits taken on the background of the carpet - all of the disguised Goths and emo with a “Hollywood film” make-up looked especially funny, sets, bow-legged Soviet armchairs and TV "Youth" 1976 release.
Almost immediately after this, the carpet became an Internet meme - ridiculous portraits on the background of the carpet were ridiculed, and by the mid-2000s, the rug on the wall of the apartment from the indicator of "prosperity" turned into a poverty indicator.Approximately in the same years, carpets began to disappear en masse from apartments, and now there is only where repair has been purposefully made in an "old school" style, or (second option) -in grandmothers.
Photo: faqindecor.com / kp.by
What do you think about the carpet on the wall? If you have one, then why do you keep it? Or maybe one of your friends still lives with a carpet?
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