We were on the third floor of a very little, crowded with merchandise shop. Because bargaining for price is part of the culture, and I'm no good at it, I walked away, down two flights of stairs.
Husband is good at bargaining. In fact he enjoys it. So when all the back and forth was done, we got the set of tables for $100. A much better deal. The employee finally decided that his boss would rather sell something than not.
We wrapped up the tables and took them home. They were my Christmas present that year, 2003.
Yes, that is a Turkish made carpet. We purchased that in Jordan. And the coffee set is decorative rather than usable but is very representative of the coffee sets used "min zamaan", way back when.
They told me all the different woods used in the table, but I can't remember any! It is real mother of pearl, though, not plastic.
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