Show Preview - April 2013

Color Underfoot
By Wanda Jankowski

An array of fashion-forward area rug introductions on view during High Point Market, April 20 to 25, 2013

Moroccan Inspired The Jaipur Collection of 100 percent hand-tufted New Zealand wool rugs features Oushak designs. Marrakesh, shown in light blue, is available in four sizes. Market attendees are invited to the Kas showroom each afternoon during Market where wine and cheese will be available from 4 p.m. on. Kas Rugs, 800-987-4254,
Blue & Grey Bouquet The Floral Collection includes hand-tufted rugs made in India from a New Zealand wool blend. Shown is a large-scale, transitional design that combines blue, grey, green and off-white. Rizzy Home, 706-602-8857,
Green With Envy New introductions in the Fallon Collection, created by Jill Rosenwald, are hand-woven flat weaves made in India with 100 percent wool in a range of patterns from lattices to chevrons in designer color palettes. During High Point Market, Surya unveils new displays highlighting the inspirations behind the company's designs. Market attendees are invited to a globally-inspired kick-off party, beginning at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, in the Surya showroom. Surya, 877-275-7847,
Abstract Beauty American Rug Craftsmen’s Serenity Collection presents patterns in a 30-color palette that range from traditional Persian panels to modern designs. Made with polypropylene woven in the U.S. on Van de Wiele looms, the rugs are imbued with a wool-like texture and are offered in varied sizes and shapes. Shown is Sargent. American Rug Craftsmen is a Mohawk brand. American Rug Craftsmen, 800-845-8877
Wide Ranging Palette Rugs in the Casablanca Collection are made with a space-dyed nylon/polypropylene blend to create a silky feel with depth of color and durability. Styles span the gamut from traditional Persian to modern, incorporating ikat and medallion motifs. The color palette ranges from pastels to deep shades blended with a base of soft neutrals. Oriental Weavers, 800-832-8020,
Sweet Floral Dolce, shown in novella/grey, is made with 100 percent fiber-enhanced Courtron™ polypropylene with polyester in a structured tapestry construction suitable for indoor/outdoor use. The power-loomed rug is uv stabilized, and mold- and mildew-resistant. It is offered in five sizes. Couristan, 800-223-6186,
Look Of Handmade The 60-piece Melrose Collection draws inspiration from historic events and traditions, with looks that span from ancient Persian to American mid-century modern. The extensive color palette incorporates Shaw’s exclusive ombre dying technique that enables a handmade look using a machine-woven process. The rugs are made in the U.S. with recyclable Shaw Evertouch® nylon. Shown is Carmelina in chestnut. Shaw Living, 800-282-7429,
Inspired Ikat The Casual Collection brings together a grouping of eclectic designs hand-tufted with 100 percent premium wool and handcrafted in India. The casual designs are rendered in textured yarns and fashion-forward colors. Kaleen, 888-452-5336,
Contemporary Colorways New additions to the GOA Collection incorporate a fashion-forward color palette in a variety of designs, from floral to contemporary themes. The hand-tufted rugs are made in India with 100 percent New Zealand wood. Surya, 877-275-7847,
From The Artist’s Hand Coastline from the Watercolor Collection is a multicolor flat weave that captures the New England landscape in a replication of a watercolor painting by Amherst, MA-based artist, Bella Halsted. The tapestry weave, produced in Egypt with 100 percent Egyptian sheep wool, is offered in standard sizes, and custom sizes up to 13 feet wide. The collection also features replications of artworks by Katy Allgeyer. AMS Imports, 866-267-0012,
Ikat Intrigue The Anastasia Collection of handmade natural wool rugs from Sphinx features updated traditional woven textile patterns, including ikat. The color palette is created with blends of the natural colors found in undyed wool. Oriental Weavers, 800-832-8020,
Elegantly Detailed The Gramercy Collection features transitional designs with a modern flair handcrafted of 100 percent premium wool in a Lori Loom weave. Shown is Autumn Spice. Kalaty Rug, 800-255-7847,
Medallion Motif The Suzani Collection presents colorful, textured rugs hand-tufted in India from 100 percent wool with a cut-and-loop pile and adorned with floral-themed designs. Nourison, 800-223-1110,
On Trend The 100 percent wool area rugs in the Habitat Collection are made in China and feature designs that embrace the popularity of ikat and the trend toward using shades of grey. Momeni, 800-536-6778,

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