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Roz Rustigian with a dog in her rug showroom in Rhode Island
Roz Rustigian of Rustigian Rugs

I first attended the Atlanta Market in January 1985. The second floor was abuzz with excitement as importers – then almost exclusively from New York – crowded the temporary exhibition space in the Americanized version of a middle eastern bazaar. The corridors of floors four thru six were packed with buyers, shoulder to shoulder, seeking fashion forward trends in wall to wall carpet and machine made area rugs.

The world of rugs had been discovered by a growing population interested in keeping up with the Joneses and displaying their own entry into what was heretofore the rarified atmosphere of interior design and mass availability...

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Persian nomads used multiple kinds of bags to carry blankets, garments and food as they moved about. Our wine carriers have been made using old bags woven by the Qashqa'i tribe from southern Iran, along with newly purposed Baluch Soumaks and Gabbehs. To preserve this weaving tradition, many tribal bags and bag faces are repaired and recycled to create new products you are seeing below. The carriers combine kilim, soumak and knotted-pile techniques to achieve a diverse texture, resulting in a sturdy three-dimensional object made for everyday use.

As our Rustigian community already knows, the city of Shiraz once produced the finest wine in the world, dating back to 9th century Persia. In a way, you can consider these carriers a homage to their historical roots.

Height: 12.00 in. Depth: 12.00 in. Length: 12.00 in. Weight: 12.00 lb.

Categories: Home & Living, Decor & Design, Home Goods

Rustigian Rugs offers:

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**Only available for curbside pickup**

1 Governor St.
Providence, RI, 02906