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New Rug Collections Catalog

rugcaspi Our new digital Rug Collections Catalog is out and we can’t wait to share our latest arrivals with you. From subtle transitional patterns to bold and modern designs, each of these sophisticated new lines offer their own unique style and back-story. In collaboration with industry renowned Teddy Summer, the Caspian Collection is hand-knotted in India using a Turkish weave and hand-spun Middle […]

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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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The Animal Kingdom Collection

Roaring with confidence, our new Animal Kingdom Collection may just be Samad’s fiercest line yet. Depicting detailed scenes of animals in the wild, these show stopping designs are the perfect addition to liven up an interior. The inspiration for the dynamic Wild Horses design came from a vivid photograph of wild horses. The challenge was […]

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Every Rug Tells a Story

Every handmade rug tells a story. The tale begins like most, with a spark of inspiration. Undergoing write and re-write, the initial vision slowly develops into a carefully mapped-out blueprint. To grant body and form to this rendering, a number of essential steps must occur including hand spinning, dyeing and knotting the wool (and or […]

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The Heart of Handmade

In a day and age where machines reign supreme and mass production dominates the market, it is always a treat to come across those rare and special items that are made by hand and heart. Whether they be hand spun/crafted/grown/sown/painted/dyed/loomed/groomed/tailored or embroidered, it is the artistry, workmanship and attention to detail behind these products that […]

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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: 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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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 […]