India Carpet Expo 2019

India Carpet Expo 2019

An Oscar Isberian Blog by Sarkis Tatosian   Each time I visit The India Carpet Expo in Varanasi, India, I find something to bring home to Oscar Isberian customers. This fall is no exception. The bi-annual trade fair, which took place October 11-14, 2019, is organized by the CEPC (Carpet Export Promotion Council). Touted as an international exhibition for the home furnishings, textiles and home décor industries, most of the… More...
Tamarian Custom Rug Presentation

Tamarian Carpets Takes Chicago Designers Deep into the World of Rug Making

An Oscar Isberian Blog by Diane Cotton Caplan   Did you know that an 8×10 hand-knotted carpet actually takes a village to create? From the sheep farmers, shearing experts, wool spinners and small-batch dyers to the pattern designers, master weavers, washers, rug finishers, import specialists and customs officers, upwards of 50 people can touch a single carpet. This is just one of the many aspects of rug making that Tamarian… More...
Oscar Isberian Rugs trip to India 2019

India 2019

By Sarkis Tatosian   My early spring trip to India has become a yearly excursion that always brings inspiration. This March visit included stops in Varanasi, Jaipur and Sitapur. Varanasi, located in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, is regarded as spiritual capital of India and dates to the 11th century B.C. For rug buyers, it remains the largest rug-producing city in India, so a treasure trove of discoveries… More...