in the kitchen: persian rugs

I am so inspired by this picture amongst so many others I've seen with a persian or oriental style rug in a kitchen. My personal philosophy to design and decorating is that each room should have an element from the east; it adds character, sophistication and so much interest! For my very own kitchen I could use a runner size rug, and have been searching high and low for a persian style rug at a very affordable price for my budget. Tell me, do you have any recommendations?