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Welcome to Samad

Welcome to SAMAD, where you will find some of the world’s finest hand made decorative rugs. Founded in 1985 by fourth generation rug merchants, David and Malcolm Samad, SAMAD has created some of the most beautiful and dynamic rugs available today. Every single rug produced by SAMAD is entirely handmade with hundreds of people involved […]

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A Rug Making Journey: Natural Dyes

A Rug Making Journey: Natural Dyes Learn more about the making of rugs in ‘Colors of India a rug making journey’ produced by Samad: http://www.samad.com/colors-home Natural Dyes: To maintain the more traditional or homespun look often associated with village or tribal rugs, vegetable dyes, such as saffron, indigo, madder root and even tree bark, must […]

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A Rug Making Journey: Spinning Wool

A Rug Making Journey: Spinning Wool Learn more about the making of rugs in ‘Colors of India a rug making journey’ produced by Samad: http://www.samad.com/colors-home Wool Spinning: Highly coveted handmade rugs abandon fast, efficient, noisy machines in favor of a simple and somewhat quieter device. By modern standards, it is a rudimentary contraption, a reliable, […]