Walking The Market

Vintage Persian Rugs by Jubin Tavakol FEATURING Antique Oushaks at High Point

Vintage Persian Rugs by Jubin Tavakol FEATURING Antique Oushaks at High Point

Jubin Tavakol presents one of his newest additions to the antique oushak collections. Featuring bold geometrics in muted, yet dynamic tones, this collection is looking better than ever!    

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FEATURED at Luisiana Design & Antiques at High Point

FEATURED at Luisiana Design & Antiques at High Point

This vibrant antique runner is 21 feet long. Utilizing hand made construction, this piece is one of a kind.    

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FEATURED at The Barn on Sweetwood at High Point 

FEATURED at The Barn on Sweetwood at High Point 

An elegant his and her set of seats are featured this season. Available in one arm chairs, love seat, or day bed, these hand carved pieces are over 250 years old.  

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Recent Issues

March 2015 Rug News andDesign

March 2015 Rug News andDesign

Observations — By Leslie Stroh & Sarah Stroh
Walking The European Markets — By Graham Stroh
Designers’ Notebook — Stephen Lloyd and Michelle Rohrer-Lauer

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February 2015 Rug News andDesign

February 2015 Rug News andDesign

Observations — By Leslie Stroh & Sarah Stroh
Cooper-Hewitt Hands-On Design — By Leslie Stroh
Designers’ Notebook — Donna Terry and Sue Adams

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January 2015 Rug News andDesign

January 2015 Rug News andDesign

Observations — By Leslie Stroh
Following Fashion — By Sarah Stroh
Rug News andDesign Goes To Europe
Designers’ Notebook — Evon McAngus and Susan Victor

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Video: Trends at Heimtextil

Video: Trends at Heimtextil

Instagram video from the floor at Heimtextil January 2015.

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Fun and Camaraderie at the 2015 America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards

Fun and Camaraderie at the 2015 America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards

The America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards took place on Friday, January 9, 2015 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, Peachtree Ballroom. The Rug and home industry’s signature event, recognized the newest area rug introductions in a special night of celebration and achievement. Rug News and Design joined the event and it was fun to walk the event […]

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Walking America’s Magnificent Carpet Awards (3 of 3)

Walking America’s Magnificent Carpet Awards (3 of 3)

Visual of the winning rugs at #americasmagnificentcarpetawards by @americasmartatl #americasmart #atlmkt #americasmagnificentcarpetawards #walkingthemarket #theserugsweremadeforwalkingon #rugnewsanddesign www.rugnewsanddesign.com

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About Rugs

NY Times: Catalogs, After Years of Decline, Are Revamped for Changing Times

NY Times: Catalogs, After Years of Decline, Are Revamped for Changing Times

J.C. Penney, who noisily dropped their print catalog a few years back, has decided to go back into print catalogs. From this New York Times article, it seems that they want to use print to remind their customers that they are still in business. After the outstanding success of Restoration Hardware’s 5 pound catalogs, a […]

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PET Fibers in Rugs

The following links about PET fibers in rugs are referenced in Sarah Stroh’s Observations column in the February issue of Rug News andDesign Magazine. Please see the print issue for details. COLOR-Fi Solutions Dyeing Of Polyester (PDF) Dope-dyed Polyester Fibers    

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We Care 2014 Recap

We Care 2014 Recap

We care. We care about the products that come into our homes. We care about the products we sell. We, being all of us who are involved in the rug industry. Every day we are learning more about the needs of the consumer— many of whom really care about where the rugs come from and what is being done to help those communities.

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What's New

NYICS Over 80% booked

NYICS Over 80% booked

Over 80% booked
Call today to guarantee your booth
Curated by the new NYICS management, this year’s exhibitors represent work from an international collection of designers, brands, and manufacturers.
To keep updated as new additions are added, follow us on Facebook.

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Home And Gift Industry Leader Joins AmericasMart® Atlanta To Assume The Position Of Executive Leader Of Retail Services Operations

Home And Gift Industry Leader Joins AmericasMart® Atlanta To Assume The Position Of Executive Leader Of Retail Services Operations

ATLANTA – March 25, 2015 – George Kacic, the gift and home furnishings industry leader widely acknowledged as a visionary force in the U.S. wholesale and retail communities, will join AmericasMart® Atlanta as Executive Vice President responsible for retail services operations, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman, president and chief operating officer of […]

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AmericasMart: Hall & Oates Live At Icon Honors 2015

AmericasMart: Hall & Oates Live At Icon Honors 2015

HALL & OATES LIVE AT ICON HONORS 2015 IN AN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE AT THE SIXTH-ANNUAL CELEBRATION ATLANTA, March 17, 2015–Daryl Hall and John Oates, the legendary duo selling more albums than any other in music history, will take the ICON HONORS 2015 stage Thursday, July 9 in an exclusive performance capping the most anticipated and […]

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Knotted Rugs

Child Labor In India: By The Numbers

Child Labor In India: By The Numbers

By the Department of Labor’s own study, child labor in India is a non-problem.

Combining household child labor not living with their parents (148), and factory child labor not living with their parents (270), creates an at-risk population for the handmade rug industry of (418) children under the age of 18, according to a major study paid for by the US Department of Labor covering the years 2009-2011…

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Visit to the Care & Fair Schools

Visit to the Care & Fair Schools

I have never seen a happier bunch of school children, ever. They wanted to learn. They were smiling. I visited three schools and saw the same thing—happy children. Care & Fair helps over 2,500 students a year. They also help women through the Women Empowerment Clinics. Most of these women have moved to the area […]

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Hear the sounds, see the movements

Hear the sounds, see the movements

Many hands are involved in the making of one hand knotted rug. This video is but a glimpse into the process of rug making.

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Other Recent Posts

Vintage Persian Rugs by Jubin Tavakol FEATURING Antique Oushaks at High Point

Vintage Persian Rugs by Jubin Tavakol FEATURING Antique Oushaks at High Point

| Apr 18, 2015

Jubin Tavakol presents one of his newest additions to the antique oushak collections. Featuring bold geometrics in muted, yet dynamic tones, this collection is looking better than ever!    

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FEATURED at Luisiana Design & Antiques at High Point

FEATURED at Luisiana Design & Antiques at High Point

| Apr 18, 2015

This vibrant antique runner is 21 feet long. Utilizing hand made construction, this piece is one of a kind.    

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FEATURED at The Barn on Sweetwood at High Point 

FEATURED at The Barn on Sweetwood at High Point 

| Apr 18, 2015

An elegant his and her set of seats are featured this season. Available in one arm chairs, love seat, or day bed, these hand carved pieces are over 250 years old.  

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Introducing the Watercolor Collection NEW at Davis & Davis Rugs at High Point

Introducing the Watercolor Collection NEW at Davis & Davis Rugs at High Point

| Apr 18, 2015

Two years in the making, a new technology has been created to create these rugs even more appealing. A high performance art silk called Halo Yarn is featured with this collection to provide high sheen and textural appeal without the extreme budget. Three methods of construction are used in these pieces with a variety of […]

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FEATURED at Ambiance Home Decor at High Point 

FEATURED at Ambiance Home Decor at High Point 

| Apr 18, 2015

A powerful tribal pattern has been selected to feature the beautiful Sumak rugs Ambiance Home Decor has to offer this season. Hand-spun wool uses natural, vegetable dyes to create the vibrant colors seen in this rug. This all natural rug was made in Turkey.    

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NEW at Nashville Rug Gallery at High Point 

NEW at Nashville Rug Gallery at High Point 

| Apr 18, 2015

All natural dye provides visual stimulation in this free flowing geometric piece. “Tibetan Quantion” (#012878) is made in Nepal and features a multitude of colors and aesthetic appeal.    

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