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Spring in India 2016

SPRINGTIME IN INDIAAn Oscar Isberian Blog by Sarkis Tatosian There’s nothing like India; its sights, sounds and culture offer a singular experience that is utterly unique to this place on earth. I just returned from “the Golden Triangle” of New Delhi, Jaipur and Agra with my eldest daughter, Molly. To see India through her eyes, a first-time visitor captivated by all of India’s charms, was simply magical. The main purpose… More...
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Domotex 2016

Domotex in Hannover, Germany is by far the largest rug fair in the world.  Not only is it the largest, it has the greatest number of decorative, fine quality and antique rugs.  The fair is held every year in January.  Oscar and Sarkis Tatosian along with Mesrop Darian represented Oscar Isberian Rugs this year.  Our main focus this year was to seek beautiful and unique new rugs from India, Pakistan,… More...
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Gray, Indigo and Touches of Pink Dominate in Rugs at Atlanta’s 2016 Market

The big news at the January Intl. Rug Market in Atlanta saw grays and blues maintaining their stronghold on new rug designs and coordinating accessories. One shift in the familiar palette revealed navy, denim and a strong, rich indigo taking the place of lighter spa-colored and green-based blues. Pantone’s colors of the year (Rose Quartz and Serenity blue) did pop up together in some new area rug designs. However the… More...
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Autumn in India ~ by Sarkis Tatosian ~

Sevak Alaverdyan and I have just returned from a productive and fun trip to India. We started in Varanasi, the world’s oldest living city and the largest rug weaving center in India.  The Export Council of India hosted a show there featuring some of the finest rug manufacturers in the country.  It was a rewarding opportunity for us to visit with existing suppliers and to meet new ones. We were… More...
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Three Days in Dubai: The Afghan Rug Conference

For three days in early September, I was privileged to participate in a conference on Afghan rug weaving, held in Dubai and organized by USAID, an agency of the U.S. State Department that focuses on International Development. Dubai is an easy location for both buyers and sellers to meet. Future plans may include traveling to Afghanistan. The objective was to directly connect rug weavers in Afghanistan and Rug dealers (buyers)… More...
RUG SHOW @ JAVTIS CARAVAN

New York Rug Show Signals Return to Color

It’s no secret that soft grays, blues, ivories and greens are the star palette in home furnishings right now, especially in rugs. My trip with Mesrop Darian and Seth Rickard to the Aug. 30-Sept. 2 Rug Show @ Javits saw plenty of this chic palette in contemporary, transitional and even edgy new traditional designs with fresh new textures and constructions. The entire Caravan booth, for example, was awash in the… More...