Karastan Wins with Villa Veneto Rug
Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, February 4, 2008
Karastan is now a 12-time winner of the annual America's Magnificent Carpet Award held during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market.
Karastan was honored as best overall in the power-loomed $1,000+ (retail) 6-by-9 category for the Villa Veneto rug from its Antique Legends collection.
Anne Carley, Karastan director of marketing, said, "We pushed the envelope with Villa Veneto to create the most authentic 'antique' look the company has ever produced. By using dozens of meticulously placed colors, in both horizontal and vertical stria, we achieved a look that is beautifully distressed without altering the renowned durability and quality of Karastan's Axminster construction."
Villa Veneto was inspired by a hand-knotted Sultanabad design, employs shades reminiscent of the weathered walls of Italian villas — terra cotta, amber and peacock blue — interpreted on fully worsted New Zealand wool. The rug carries an estimated retail of $1,299.
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