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Karastan to Debut New Collections and Constructions at High Point Market

Katastan's latest collections feature hand-woven and hand-knotted rugs that broaden the maker's range

By Editors
image of global geometric rug
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Karastan introduces High Point shoppers to its newest collections and constructions at its IHFC showroom H309 here during the October 2019 Market.

Among the introductions are a range of global, tribal inspired looks in hand-knotted and hand-woven area rugs. In addition, the company adds Soiree, a glamorous assortment of shimmering rose gold accented designs in viscose and SmartStrand, Tempest, which marries the matte finish of New Zealand wool with the silky sheen of SmartStrand Silk fiber, and the Tryst collection, featuring a new generation of stronger artificial fibers and state-of-the-art construction techniques. In addition, these new collections are available in larger sizes of 9x12 and some in 12x15.

Karastan grows its area rug program with hospitality designer Virginia Langley. Shown,  Nirvana in spice
Karastan is also using the latest constructions to expand its Virginia Langley licensed program of area rugs. The designer has been working with Mohawk Industries, since 2005, when she signed on as a design collaborator with Durkan, a division of Mohawk Industries, to design a signature line of hospitality design collections. And in 2016, she began her collaboration with Karastan to create high-end residential styles for the hospitality segment and that program now adds several new looks.
Below, details of these new looks heading to High Point.

Hand-knotted and hand-woven natural fiber global looks broaden Karastan's assortment this fall. Shown, Chronicle Bagan
Hand-crafted by skilled artisans, the rugs of the Latitudes collection are inspired by tribal looks from around the globe known for unique use of natural fiber and attention to detail. The new assortment, made of natural fibers, including a blend of New Zealand wool and European wool, features an array of hand-knotted and hand-woven patterns with hand-carved details. Sizes: 5x8, 8x11, 9x12, 12x15.


The new Soiree features shimmering rose gold accents in a range of styles. Shown Appenzell in rose gold
Influenced by glamorous rose gold accents trending today, the woven Soiree collection combines dustings of shimmering rose gold viscose with the velvety soft textures of SmartStrand. Globally inspired cut-pile patterns are rooted in timeless traditional designs complemented by a palette of fashion-forward colors, including mallard green, alabaster and biscotti. Fused with the luxurious finish of Karastan's exclusive SmartStrand yarn, the styles of the Soiree range feature the softness of silk and a built-in premium lifetime stain and soil resistance the company says will never wear or wash off. Sizes include 2x3, 2'4"x7'10", 5'3"x7'10", 8x11, and 9'6"x12'11"

Karastan introduces Tempest, which blends New Zealand wool and Smartstrand in a palette of vivid colors. Shown Stanely in cobalt
New Zealand wool and SmartStrand are paired in the woven Tempest collection, which includes vivid hues of midnight black, ruby red and cobalt blue, mixed with neutral grays and ivories. The patterns in this collection showcase Karastan's next step in color innovation, with the matte finish of the New Zealand wool contrasting the silky sheen of the SmartStrand Silk fiber. 2x3, 2'6" 8', 5x8, 8x11, 9'6"x12'6".

Karastan's Virginia Langley area rug assortment adds new designs in Tempest construction. Shown Calle in cobalt

Tryst from Karastan features a new generation of fibers and state-of-the-construction techniques. Shown, Botan multi
Each pattern of the new Tryst collection is intricately detailed and crafted with a new generation of stronger artificial fibers and the state-of-the-art construction techniques. The rug's woven construction provides a unique texture and softly distressed effect that mimics the look of hand-made wool and silk rugs. Crafted from polyester shrink and viscose yarns, the low-profile cut-pile collection includes both classic Persian designs and modern abstracts. Available sizes are 2x3,  2'6"x8', 5x8, 8x11, 9x12 and 12x15.

Karastan debuts the new Tryst collection, which is available in sizes up to 12x15. Shown, Milan in gray
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