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Karastan’s Spice Market Rug, Myanmar Aquamarine, Wins 2016 America’s Magnificent Carpet Award at Atlanta Rug Market
SUGAR VALLEY, GA, January 18, 2016: Myanmar Aquamarine from Karastan’s Spice Market Collection received the 2016 America’s Magnificent Carpet Award in the machine made category at the Atlanta International Rug Market.
Winners were chosen by an independent panel and announced at a gala event, the centerpiece of the Atlanta Rug Market, on January 15 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta. The award honors rug designs in five categories: hand hooked/hand tufted, hand knotted/flat weave, machine made, outdoor and licensee.
Like all rugs in Karastan’s Spice Market Collection, Myanmar Aquamarine is an amalgam of global influences and modern spirit. Each rug in this culturally inspired collection is an artistic endeavor that draws heavily from classic Persian and Asian designs like mamluks, kazaks and khotans, and then is reimagined in modern and inventive ways. “We searched high and low for antique rugs that intrigued and inspired us to use as a basis for the development of these rugs,” said Tracy Alan Pruitt, vice president of design, Karastan. “Each rug is then afforded a modern, unique allure from distinctive details like eroded edges, ombres and color shifting.
All of the Spice Market rugs are realized in rich, sultry, jewel-inspired tones of lapis, amethyst, turquoise and garnet subdued by a strong grounding presence of neutrals including gray, gold, bronze, ebony and ivory.
Woven on Van De Weile looms in the USA of EverStrand fiber, Karastan’s premium polyester produced from up to 100% post-consumer content from plastic bottles, Spice Market rugs offer an irresistible soft touch, inherent stain resistance and vivid color clarity.
Retail price for a 5'3" x 7'10" Spice Market rug is $399. Myanmar is available in Aquamarine and Tobacco.
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Karastan’s Myanmar Aquamarine takes home 2016 America’s Magnificent Carpet Award.
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