January, 2013

Traditional Meets Contemporary

Posted on January 15th, 2013 by Joshua Kebabian

  Sometimes it is hard to imagine how a traditional Oriental rug will work in a home.  The design might appear to be too ornate, or one might fear that the rug will appear “dated”.   At Kebabian’s, each piece is cherry-picked by John Kebabian so that the colors, weave and  design are working together […]

Engaging Entryways – Afghan Dragon Carpet

Posted on January 3rd, 2013 by Joshua Kebabian

  First impressions are lasting and this gorgeous gallery (kelleghi, kellei) size runner is a knockout in the center hall of a Connecticut shoreline home!  Recently purchased from us, it measures approximately 5′ x 12′ and was hand-knotted in northern Afghanistan by Hazara women.  It was made using handspun vegetally dyed, local wool from sheep inhabiting the mountainous region […]

Antique Kazakh

Posted on January 3rd, 2013 by Joshua Kebabian

This unusual and rare find was produced around the time Kebabian’s was beginning its New Haven operations.   This Kazakh is circa 1875 from the Southwest Caucasus, a.k.a the Lesser Causcasus.  This is a vintage rug with a bold design and strong colors.  The design is a Chelabird (Eagle) design with a Kufic border. The […]