by Mamabean » May 28, 2019 I just replaced my hand knotted wool Persian rug with a hand tufted wool rug. It’s the same rug that a famous store sells..but Amazon was selling it from a different vendor..but it’s the same rug. I didn’t want to get another hand knotted rug because I will be moving in a few years....I don’t know what size I’ll need there...It’s a beautiful color and really changed the look of the living room. Unfortunately..it stinks of chemicals..My husband put it down yesterday. I was very happy with it...It matched my new paint in the dining room. This morning I took my iPad in to sit on the couch like I do every morning..I smelled a strong odor of chemicals. My throat burned and my chest burned a little. I had to get up and move to the kitchen. The rug was made in India. I did some research and found that there has been problems with these rugs...I’m wondering if any of you have these type of rugs with this smell. Did it go away? The thought of asking my husband to roll the rug up and put it back into a skinny plastic bag..has me a little concerned he will be pretty upset. I do change things around a lot..and he is a good sport...but his back isn’t great...Any thoughts?