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    Seriously! This is a Rug. Photorealism Where Life is Woven.

    Posted by Janie Viehman on October 26, 2016 in Featured Rug Collections

    Realistic Rug Designs by Samad Rugs

    The inspiration for these dynamic area rug designs came from a vivid photograph of wild horses. The challenge was figuring out how to convert such a captivating image into a full-fledged rug, without compromising the authenticity of the captured moment.

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    Robin Gray Design's Creates New Tibetan Rug Lines

    Posted by Janie Viehman on October 17, 2016 in Featured Rug Collections

    2016 and 2017 Rug Collections

    Designer Robin Gray is no stranger to bringing a fresh approach to creating works of art for the floor and her 2016 and 2017 Collections showcase her artistic eye and architectural style. Gray says “the 2016 Collection is mostly about surface design and the 2017 Collection is all based on colored pencil drawings” she’s created.

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    Ten Fresh & Colorful Rug Designs

    Posted by Janie Viehman on September 22, 2016 in Featured Rug Collections

    By Samad Rugs

    Brothers David and Malcolm have run Samad Rugs, based in East Rutherford, New Jersey, for nearly 30 years! With extensive experience, they are always up to date on the latest trends and styles. Here are ten fresh and colorful rug designs which can add great pops of sage, pink, gold, cream and lilac.

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    Western Rug Designs

    Posted by Ali Brunner on August 17, 2016 in Featured Rug Collections

    The Mesa Collection by New Moon Rugs

    Luxury lodge decor meets rustic mountain design.
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    The Fade Collection

    Posted by Ali Brunner on June 30, 2016 in Featured Rug Collections

    By New Moon Rugs

    The Scarab is proud to introduce a line of transitional rugs by New Moon, exemplifying subtle ombre done right. Woven using a blend of Chinese silk, Tibetan wool and natural nettle fibers

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    Wool & Silk Triumphs at Domotex

    Posted by Janie Viehman on January 25, 2016 in Featured Rug Collections

    The Scarab is proud to announce that Wool and Silk, one of our top vendors, has received the International Carpet Design Award. This is the fifth year in a row that Wool and Silk has been awarded this prestigious honor presented at the DOMOTEX Flooring Show in Hannover, Germany.

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    Introducing Berber and Moroccan Rug Collections

    Posted by Janie Viehman on August 6, 2015 in Featured Rug Collections

    French Accents Presents Their Traditional and Modern Moroccan Rug Designs

    Traditionally hand-knotted in North Africa, Moroccan rugs, also referred to as Berber rugs, date back to the Paleolithic era. Historically, the handspun cloth they created was named for the tribe, and they used natural fibers to create cloaks, rugs, and other fabrics. 

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    Presenting a Colorful Collection of Afghanistan Rugs

    Posted by Larry Stone on June 30, 2015 in Featured Rug Collections

    The James Opie Rug Collection

    At first glance, these handmade rugs might seem ordinarily beautiful. But, to the collector or Oriental rug dealer they quickly grab your attention, and hold it. Because rugs of this quality are costly to produce, we do not often find such treasures of textile in the markets today. The cost comes from labor intensive demands to produce carpets with such character in color and fine detailed design. They require a lot of time and very skilled weavers who are...

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    Three Designer Rugs from Michaelian and Kohlberg

    Posted by Janie Viehman on March 16, 2015 in Featured Rug Collections

    Hamadan Area Rugs including Sultanabad, Ushak, and Vase

    Although M&K president and designer Teddy Sumner credits his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington for his understanding of scale, color and composition, his inspiration comes from everything he sees. “The world is so full of design resources that I could not try to list them – from traditional textile design to modern art to the way light reflects off a wet dog’s coat,” he said. This story covers three well...

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    Street Talk Tibetan Rugs

    Posted by Janie Viehman on March 9, 2015 in Featured Rug Collections

    By Robin Gray Design

    The Street Talk Collection

    Rooted in the idea that a human language lies within our concrete environment, Robin Gray’s new collection “Street Talk” gives motion to aspects of our surroundings that are traditionally considered fixed or permanent. Gray’s seventeenth Tibetan rug collection shows that buildings, walls and streets have layers just like humans do. No stranger to travel, Gray drew inspiration from photos she took during her various journeys and her experiences...

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