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The Mystique Carpet Collection: New Rug Additions

Cane, Café Hot off of the loom, we have some exciting new additions to our popular Mystique Carpet Collection and we can’t wait to share them with you! From soft neutral tones to bold crimsons, oranges and blues, these youthful and effortless rug designs take the traditional art of rug-making to the next level. Sublime […]

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Brooklyn Rug Collection

Like its namesake, our Brooklyn Rug Collection is a melting pot of styles and cultures from around the world fused together into a harmonious union. With its unique neighborhoods, cuisines and architecture, the diversity that defines the beloved New York borough is the soul behind our Brooklyn line of rugs. These transitional designs are influenced by […]

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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 […]

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A Rug Making Journey: Nakshar & Weaving

“Nakshar”/cartoon Before weaving begins, a “design rendering”, sometimes called a cartoon or “nakshar” must be created. Usually drawn freehand on graph paper, each square represents a single knot. More than just a shape and color pattern, the “nakshar” indicates to the weavers the type and quality of rug to be reproduced. Any variation requires the […]

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Employee Spotlight: Rao Siriki

Employee Spotlight: Rao Siriki Working with SAMAD for the last twenty-four years, Rao Siriki currently serves as the company’s Executive Vice President. Born in Kakinada, a small village in the southern part of India, Rao completed his studies at the University of Andhra in Vishakapatnam, graduating with a master’s degree in Economics. After working for […]

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A Rug Making Journey: Chrome 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 Chrome Dyes: Unlike their traditional cousins, synthetic or chemical chrome dyes are created in the lab to exact measurements. Precise amounts of color are calculated, weighed and recorded in the knowledge that, should it be desired, […]

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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, […]