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Design num:
AK04A
Country:
India
Dom. color:
Black
Style:
Traditional
Sec. colors:
Blue, Green, Red
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AK04A
Design num:
AK228F
Name:
YARKAND
Country:
India
Dom. color:
Pink
Style:
Transitional, Traditional
Sec. colors:
Beige, Green
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AK228F
Design num:
AK601A
Name:
SCANDANAVIA
Country:
India
Dom. color:
Blue
Style:
Contemporary, Transitional
Sec. colors:
Black, Brown, Green
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AK601A
Design num:
AP119
Country:
India
Dom. color:
Grey
Style:
Transitional
Sec. colors:
Grey
In stock:
2-0 x 3-0
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AP119
Design num:
AP127
Name:
AP127 AP 127
Country:
India
Dom. color:
Grey
Style:
Transitional
Sec. colors:
Grey
In stock:
2-0 x 3-0
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AP127
Design num:
AP151A
Country:
India
Dom. color:
Blue
Style:
Transitional
Sec. colors:
Grey, Ivory
In stock:
4-11 x 8-0
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AP151A
Design num:
APH22A
Country:
India
Dom. color:
Grey
Style:
Contemporary
Weave:
Shiva
Sec. colors:
--
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APH22A
Design num:
APH22C
Country:
India
Dom. color:
Grey
Style:
Transitional
Sec. colors:
Grey
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APH22C
Design num:
APH714
Country:
India
Dom. color:
Grey
Style:
Contemporary
Weave:
Shiva
Sec. colors:
Black, Ivory
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APH714
Design num:
APH714C
Country:
India
Dom. color:
Blue
Style:
Contemporary
Weave:
Shiva
Sec. colors:
Grey, Purple, Teal
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APH714C
Design num:
APH718
Country:
India
Dom. color:
Pink
Style:
Contemporary
Weave:
Shiva
Sec. colors:
Ivory
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APH718
Design num:
APH718C
Country:
India
Dom. color:
Ivory
Style:
Contemporary
Weave:
Shiva
Sec. colors:
Blue, Grey
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APH718C
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M&K Rugs from India

  • Frank Michaelian, grandfather of the current owner, started making carpets in India in the 1950s and we at M&K have been involved with carpet weaving there ever since. The art of rug weaving was brought to India in the 17th century by the Moghuls who migrated from an area of what is now Afghanistan. Carpets back then were reserved exclusively for royalty and it was not until the British colonized India in the 18th Century that carpets were made commercially for export. Unfortunately, by the 1970s, carpet weaving had become so commercialized and the rugs had so little personality that the industry was nearly dead. 

     

  • In the early l980s Teddy Sumner and M&K created a project in India whereby traditional carpet materials and techniques were re-established. The partnership was called Black Mountain Looms and the carpets which are still made today are called Mahindras. It is ironic that in the land of Ghandi Black Mountain Looms had to bring craftspeople from the USA to teach the Indians how to hand-spin wool. The methods and materials that M&K brought back to India began a renaissance in the Indian rug industry, which today is flourishing.

     

     

    To contact our National Sales Office, please call 908-522-1004