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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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    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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    A Collection of Tibetan Rugs from Robin Gray Design

    Posted by Janie Viehman on August 15, 2014 in Featured Rug Collections

     

    The Celestial Mirror Collection

    Modern Rug Designs Inspired by Chinese Cultural Heritage

    Launched on May 20, 2013 Robin Gray Design’s Celestial Mirror Collection exemplifies her love for ancient Chinese culture. Consisting of six transitional rug designs, each area rug features one image from the Celestial Empire (a historic name for China). These images are then mirrored creating both intrigue and a presence of duality in the hand knotted carpet.

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    Michaelian & Kohlberg Partners with US Department of Defense

    Posted by Janie Viehman on June 18, 2014 in Featured Rug Collections

    Teddy Sumner of M&K is working towards Revitilizing Afghanistan Rug Weaving Practices

    Known as an innovator of the rug industry, Michaelian & Kohlberg (M&K) founder Frank Michaelian traveled extensively through what is now Pakistan and throughout Afghanistan and Iran during the 1920s and 1930s. Today, his grandson Teddy Sumner, a master colorist who is considered a pioneer of natural dyeing, is both owner and principal designer at M&K. He is also a firm believer in the importance of bringing...

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    Introducing A New Rug Line Designed by Ariana Rugs

    Posted by Janie Viehman on April 28, 2014 in Featured Rug Collections

     

    Barchi Rug Collection

    Ariana's unique collection of rugs that combines a kilim weave with traditional symmetrical knots, also known as the Barchi Collection features rugs that are made of high-quality wool in central Afghanistan. Ariana typically focuses on finely woven traditional and classic designs. With the Barchi Collection, Ariana really seemed to step out of their comfort zone and attempt to reach an entirely new and diverse type of audience. According to owner Ahmad, the...

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    New Moon Rugs Presents The Mesa Collection

    Posted by Janie Viehman on March 25, 2014 in Featured Rug Collections

     

    Navajo Inspired Rugs by New Moon

     

    Inspired by Navajo blankets and Spanish Colonial designs, the Mesa Collection was introduced in 2005 by the visionary John Kurtz. The Mesa Collection has found great success in the west and beyond due to its creative and ideal balance of color and design. Depicted within this story are the ten most popular designs of the Mesa Collection which eloquently exemplify the successful balance that Kurtz has found in both color, design, usability, and appeal.

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