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Vaheed Taheri for SAMAD

Vaheed Taheri for SAMAD We are thrilled to announce our recent collaboration with talented designer Vaheed Taheri and the debut of our latest collection, Vaheed Taheri for SAMAD. Launched this past January in Hannover, Germany, we are excited to share this new and dynamic addition to SAMAD with you. This exclusive collection of Contemporary and […]

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A Rug Making Journey: Opening & Clipping the Pile

Attention now turns to the rough uneven pile, which must be trimmed to a consistent height. Clipping the pile is usually performed in stages and in combination with several other techniques, often with several washings in between. Opening up the pile requires the use of a long thin instrument pointed at one end. The point […]

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Spotlight on Silk Rugs

Like art, the age-old craft of making carpets is one that has continually evolved to suit patron and era. While the labor-intensive process of creating a hand knotted rug remarkably resembles original ancient methods, innovations in style, material and design remain essential and ever changing. At SAMAD, the challenge to honor this tradition is one […]

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A Rug Making Journey: After the Loom

Flatweave rugs differentiate themselves by being woven on horizontal looms using a simpler knotting technique. The flatweave is notable for its lower knot count, broad patterns and rougher texture. After the loom/finishing When a rug is finally cut off the loom it is by no means finished. The raw rug is extremely dense and the […]