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Karastan’s Limited Edition Rug Recreates Popular Multi Panel Kirman in New Colors
SUGAR VALLEY, GA, November 20, 2015: In a daring move, Karastan has taken the most popular rug it has ever made—the Multi Panel Kirman—and recreated it. The latest addition to the Artisan Collection, called Panel Kirman Granite, will debut at the Atlanta Rug Market in January as a limited edition rug.
“We have reimagined the 717 Multi Panel Kirman, the longest running line and top selling rug of all time,” said Brandon Culpepper, vice president of specialty sales at Karastan. “Due to its complexity and intricacy, recreating such an iconic piece of American history is an intimidating task. The Multi Panel Kirman is an heirloom and has held a place of honor in generations of homes. And now we have taken this beautiful pattern and recolored it with the millennial buyer in mind: creams, grays, tans and bronze with accents of blue. With only 250 of these amazing rugs in production, these limited edition works of art are sure to become treasured collectibles.”
Karastan’s Panel Kirman Granite rug will be introduced at the 2016 Atlanta Rug Market, and no photos will be released before the market. Rug size is 8'8" x 12'.
This design, which eventually became the most in-demand rug in Karastan’s history, was inspired by the work of shawl makers in Persia’s Kirman region. They became famed around the world for the graceful style and intense coloration of their wares. In fact, the Multi Panel Kirman beautifully melds 50 colors in a complex pattern, and the original Karastan designers who created this rug had to hand-paint the design on graph paper, a laborious task that could take months, even years. This limited edition recreation has been painstakingly created to carry on the legacy of the original pattern while updating it for today’s consumer.
The Panel Kirman Granite is woven of 100% New Zealand wool on Axminster looms in the USA and features the same stunning display of cartouche patterns and elaborate floral border of the Multi Panel Kirman. One difference: strias have been added to give the rug more of a vegetal-dyed, hand-made appearance.
NOTE: No images of Panel Kirman Granite will be available until after its debut at the Atlanta Rug Market. Please visit the Karastan booth at AmericasMart 3-A-1 for a first look at this incredible recreation.
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