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    Retro Serapi Rug Collection is a Modern Twist to a Traditional Rug

    Posted by Janie Viehman on September 29, 2014 in Featured Rug Collections

    By French Accents Rugs

    French Accents Rugs and Tapestry launched their retro collection in early 2013. The term serapi refers to a traditional rug design hailing from the Northwest region of Persia. The term is said to have originated as a trade name for high quality Heriz rugs woven before 1900. The intention behind the collection was to craft a rug using a popular, traditional design contrasted with modernized color pallets.

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    Topics: Featured Rug Collections

    The Scarab Honors Human Dignity

    Posted by Janie Viehman on September 11, 2014 in Community

    Sanju's Story  

    by Goodweave

    Ethical Rug Weaving Practices

    "The International Labour Organization estimates that 215 million children ages 5-17 are engaged in child labor" (ILO, Accelerating action against child labour, 2010).

     

     

    The Scarab proudly supports the Goodweave organization and the practices that they promote. 

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    A Fine Collection of Hand-Knotted Area Rugs from Samad

    Posted by Janie Viehman on September 2, 2014 in Featured Rug Collections

     

    The Manhattan Collection

    Transitional Handmade Rugs

    From the vision of David and Malcolm Samad, The Scarab would like to introduce this beautiful collection of rugs produced in Rajhasthan, India.

    The Manhattan Collection, though very distinctive from other hand-knotted carpets as a whole, is made of two slightly different rug collections. The Manhattan Reserve Collection, crafted with 100% hand carded wool and the Manhattan Reserve Wool & Silk Collection, which by its name's description is...

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    Topics: Featured Rug Collections