June 30, 2008

New Couristan Rug will be Introduced This Summer

There are several huge rug shows this month, and with these shows the companies bring out all of their new work. Couristan like the other companies has several new lines of rugs coming soon.

"Couristan is upping its style ante this summer with a host of new area rug introductions. The new Pavé Collection is a jewel-toned transitional series of five textured designs in a contemporary color palette, which are power-loomed of
a poly-chenille-viscose blend. Couristan’s fourth all-weather area rug collection, Sunscape, showcases a plush cut-and-loop pile made of heat-set Courtron™ polypropylene. Also ask about new designs in the Chobi, Dynasty, Pokhara, Visionnaire and Zen Garden collections."

Source: Rug Insider

June 9, 2008

Persian Rug sells for record $4.45 million!

Persian rug sells for record $4.45 million at auction - Yahoo! News

"PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A silk Persian rug dating from the 16th century or 17th century has sold for a record $4.45 million at auction, or about $729.87 per square inch.

The rug was sold by Christie's auction house Tuesday on behalf of the Newport Restoration Foundation. It had been expected to fetch up to $1.5 million. The rug, which measures 7 feet, 7 inches by 5 feet, 7 inches, had been purchased by the late tobacco heiress Doris Duke in 1990. She left it to the foundation when she died.

Elisabeth Parker, head of Christie's rugs and carpets department, says there are only two other known rugs like it. She calls it an "amazing work of art" and says it has an intricate floral design and an unusually large number of colors, at 17. Christie's says the buyer prefers to remain anonymous."

June 2, 2008

Allara Area Rugs

Rugs A Bound now features Allara Area Rugs. These beautiful collections of rugs are hand crafted from the finest hand spun wool. As always, Rugs A Bound trys to offer our loyal customers and first time visitors the best area rugs avaible at the lowest prices possible.

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