National Karastan Month

It’s that special time of the year you have been waiting for.  Karastan rugs are finally on sale!! Combine that with the free pad offer from RugStudio and the cash back rebate offer from Karastan and you have combination that can’t be beat.

RugStudio has the best selection and guaranteed lowest prices on the net. Not to mention great customer service after your purchase.  Don’t forget to print out your rebate form here for up to $1,000 cash back and to ask for your free pad when ordering your Karastan rug.

Sale prices and rebate start on Monday, April 25nd and run through June 8th.

Why buy a Karastan you ask? There are lots of reasons. As far as a power loomed rug go, they are the finest quality in the industry. Made of 100% wool and manufactured right here in the USA.  They have an outstanding warranty and can hold their own in any room next to your ultra contemporary furniture or your finest antiques.

Not only did they play a big part in introducing American households to the very concept of walking in comfort, they provided the impetus for mass appeal by introducing yet another innovation in 1948: the Kara-Loc® method of weaving.

Initially limited to the production of plain velvet and twist styles, Kara-loc eventually produced an explosion of fashion innovations, including multi-colored designs, along with cut-and-loop effects at least 15 years ahead of the rest of the industry. The innovative method made possible the production of high-styled, quality carpets at prices affordable to average consumers.

National Karastan Month

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Outdoor entertaining with indoor/outdoor rugs

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The allure of abrash and antiquing

In keeping with the popular style of home decorating, many rugs have been ‘antiqued’ to give them an ‘aged’ appearance. This antique appearance is created using several techniques.

First, the weavers use yarn from a mixture of dye lots of varying colorations for a more faded and muted color palette. This results in varying degrees of colors throughout the rug, called ‘abrash’. Abrash is usually seen in horizontal rows across the rug, as the weavers tie the yarn in rows (with fringe at top and bottom).

In addition to abrash, most modern day antique style rugs are finished with a special process called an herbal wash. This washing process provides a tint to the colors in the rug that give it a more ‘warm’ and ‘earthy’ appearance, as opposed to bright, vivid colorations.

If you purchase a rug with “abrash” or antiqued finishing from RugStudio, rest assured, there is nothing wrong with your rug. The weavers intentionally added these techniques and it is not considered a defective or damaged rug.

This Karastan rug is an excellent example of  modern day antiquing.

Close up picture of modern day abrash on Karastan Ashara Agra.

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