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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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Nirvana Couture Rug Collection

With a new series of sophisticated cutting-edge rugs, the intricately designed Nirvana Couture Rug Collection takes our popular Nirvana line to the next level. Each Nirvana Couture rug is Wilton-loomed and hand-finished, marring modern day technology with traditional handcraft and artistry. The rugs in this collection offer transitional designs that are the embodiment of luxury and […]

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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 […]