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Rug Rally
By Wanda Jankowski

The latest trends in new area rug offerings debut during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show at AmericasMart, Jan. 11 to 16, and the Las Vegas Market at the World Market Center, Jan. 22 to 26

Organic Intricacy The Cannes Collection of power-loomed rugs is made in Turkey with 100 percent polypropylene. Intricate organic patterns rendered with metallic shades of gold project an opulent sheen. Feizy, 800-779-0877,
Braided Elegance From the Chapman Wool Collection, this rug is made with the highest quality all-natural wool woven in carefully selected colors to create an elegant, durable, classic style braid. Colonial Mills, Inc., 800-343-9339,
Persian Updated The Patina Collection of power-loomed rugs is made in Belgium with 60 percent heat-set Courton™ polypropylene and 40 percent polyester. Face-to-face Wilton woven in excess of a million points of yarn per square meter, the rugs have a soft, luxurious finish and present time-honored Persian designs updated in fashionable colors. Six sizes are offered, including a runner. Couristan, Inc., 800-223-6186,
Ornamental Floral From the Valintino Collection, the VN511A rug is made with hand-tufted wool and presents a floral design in shades of gray and yellow on a beige ground. Rizzy Home, 877-499-7841,
Left Oriental Inspiration Made with 100 percent polypropylene, the Rescara Collection is a mix of elegant classic patterns primarily inspired by antique Oriental designs and redefined using a gray neutral palette blended with subtle blue accents. Carpet Art Deco, 866-321-3326,
Indigo Intrigue The Indigo Collection is comprised of all-wool, flat-weave rugs that combine a nod to the past with a fresh look to the future. Incorporating the rich blues of sea and sky, the traditional patterns are rendered in clean-lined designs, in keeping with the current aesthetic of minimalist mountain living. The seven designs are stocked in multiple sizes from 4 by 6 to 10 by 14 feet. Southwest Looms, 919-489-8362,
Hand-Crafted Mosaic From the Tahoe Collection, pattern TA-212 in ash is handcrafted in India using natural undyed cowhide. The mosaic of hair-on-hide leather pieces is hand-placed by master craftsmen. The rug is offered in these sizes: 3.5 by 5.5, 5 by 8, 8 by 11 and 9.5 by 13 feet. Jaunty, Co., Inc., 800-323-3342,
Lovely Lattice Silky is a hand-woven flat-weave rug made with 100 percent wool and measuring 5 feet, 2 inches by 7 feet, 6 inches. Renwil, 800-667-9506,
Light & Shadow The gradated tones of ivory and silver in SHA14 IVSIL lend an air of antiquity to a traditional damask design. The rug is hand woven with wool and silk-like bamboo fibers that create a prismatic shimmering effect. Nourison, 800-223-1110,
Shades Of Blue Made in the U.S., the Linden Collection presents an assortment of machine-woven, 100 percent polypropylene rugs inspired by industrial materials, recycled textiles and the patina of time-worn elements. Shades of blue are grounded by neutral tones to create a casual contrast. Patterns include soft abstracts, global-inspired patterns with geometric elements and Bohemian takes on heirloom designs. Oriental Weavers USA, 800-832-8020,

Paisleys Plus The ornate Anika is machine made in Turkey with 100 percent polypropylene in a medium pile. Surya, 877-275-7847,

Art Of Natori In the Lhasa series, fashion industry icon Josie Natori showcases her East-meets-West design aesthetic by “bringing art into life” through rugs inspired by her own abstract prints in subdued color palettes. Using a combination of premium wool and Silkette™, each rug is hand knotted in a Tibetan weave, then highlighted with high-low carved textural effects. There are currently seven patterns in the series. Kalaty Rug Corp., 800-255-7847,
Hand-Knotted Look The Poeme Collection reinvents traditional designs in a palette of modern, livable colors. Each design is made in India with 100 percent premiere, hand-spun wool and hand-tufted with the look and feel of a more expensive hand-knotted rug. Shown is the Helda design. Jaipur Rugs Inc., 888-676-7330,
Serene Beauty The Journey Collection of hand-knotted, half-inch pile height rugs, made in India with a New Zealand wool blend, features tonal transitional designs that help simplify the decorating process and bring serenity to any room in which they are used. Kas Rugs, Inc., 800-967-4254,




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