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“Turkey’s Colorful Carpet Fields Bask in Summer Sun” is a fun article with a lots of pictures. The full article must be read in the New York Times.  Who knew Carpet Laying is an essential expertise in the world of Hand Knotted Turkish rugs?  Merchants tell them how much the colors should fade, then trust them to achieve the desired result. Tens of thousands of rugs are laid out every year to soften their colors for a market that prefers pastel tones.