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    Community Contributions

    Posted by Janie Viehman on March 17, 2015 in Community

    The Scarab Sponsors:

    The Minturn Summer Concert Series

    With a great local community, the business's within Minturn band together to help put on a fabulous summer concert series. This fun event is totally free to the public and lasts for eight weeks throughout the summer. Once a week, musicans and bands are brought in to preform in Minturn's Little Beach Amphiteather.

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    Topics: Community

    La Chamba Culinary Pottery

    Posted by Janie Viehman on March 16, 2015 in Featured Merchandise

    La Chamba Pottery: Some of the World's Oldest Cookware

    Organically Handmade in Colombia

    In the same manner and method that has been used for centuries, La Chamba Pottery is handmade in Colombia in the village of La Chamba that sits on the Magdalena River. Due to nearby volcanic activity from the Ruiz Volcano, the soil in this village is full of micaceous material. Once the clay is shaped into pots/bowls and then fired, the micaceous makeup of the clay creates a wonderful and even heating...

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    Topics: Featured Merchandise

    Tibet Rug Company Creates Designer Rugs

    Posted by Janie Viehman on March 16, 2015 in Featured Weaver

    Colorful Tibetan Rugs

    Since 1991 the Tibet Rug Company has maintained their vision of combining ancient Tibetan hand-knotting with original, contemporary design. As a result, the company features an evolving collection of rugs crafted with structural and artistic integrity. According to owner Jim Webber, this concept and stylistic juxtaposition has become so popular because “the current generation of rug buyers doesn’t want their grandmother’s rugs.” Instead, “they want something more...

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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 balanced...

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    Topics: Featured Rug Collections

    Treasure Necklaces With Charms and Handmade Clasps and Findings

    Posted by Janie Viehman on March 16, 2015 in Featured Merchandise

    Jacque Kudner Creates

    from Found Objects

    Artisan Jacque Kudner of Remagine Designs handcrafts this jewelry. Each piece is thoughtfully designed and completed with unique pendants, charms and handmade clasps and findings. Jacque, a life long treasure hunter and collector of precious found objects, utilizes these jewels and beads that have caught her discerning eye.

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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 in...

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    Topics: Featured Rug Collections