Mansour Yaghoubian travels to India, Pakistan, China, Iran, Turkey, Russia, Afghanistan and Europe to hand-select the rugs he sells to customers in Northern California. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise pho
An expansive, handmade Oriental rug covers the dining room floor in Jim and Susie Smith's home in Davis. The rugs in the Smith home are laid out with the same care one might take with a painting. That's fitting, says Mansour Yaghoubian, who advises his clients to consider their rug purchase as they would a piece of art. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

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