The Rug Making Process: Part 4 – Finishing

Posted on April 27th, 2019 by Joshua Kebabian

We’re finally at the end of our journey! We are now going to look at the final work involved in producing a hand knotted rug. To see my previous blog posts on the rug making process, you can use the links below: CAD/Mapping Dyeing Weaving The finishing process for hand knotted carpets is very involved. […]

The Rug Making Process: Part 3 – Weaving

Posted on April 10th, 2019 by Joshua Kebabian

Hello friends, happy spring; quite the excitement for us North-Easterners. Now we’re finally at the most well known part of the rug making process; the weaving. With our rug design in hand (rug map), and dyed wool in hand, we are good to go! Before the actual weaving begins, the loom needs to be set […]

The Rug Making Process: Part 2 – Dyeing

Posted on March 5th, 2019 by Joshua Kebabian

Greetings my friends. I hope you all have been keeping well since our last overview of the mapping process. I know some of the terms can be a bit cumbersome, but my hope is to make it all as easy to understand as possible! Now friends, on to our next process – dyeing the yarn. […]

The Rug Making Process: Part 1 – Mapping

Posted on February 19th, 2019 by Joshua Kebabian

Greetings friends. It’s been a while since I was last here. Adulting responsibilities have been a lot and I have missed sharing my rug journeys with you all. I am getting back to staying in touch and hope to do so consistently. I will be doing a series of blog posts on the rug making […]

3 things I learned on my trip to India

Posted on April 19th, 2017 by Joshua Kebabian

A few weeks ago I made my first trip to India, which also happened to be my first business trip for Kebabian’s Rugs. Prior to leaving for India I knew that it was going to be an awesome trip, but I honestly had no idea just how valuable the trip was going to be. I was […]

Back Half of 2016 News – Best of New Haven Living 2016 Reader’s Poll and New Website

Posted on December 10th, 2016 by Joshua Kebabian

Kebabian’s awarded “Best Rugs” in the Best of New Haven Living 2016 Reader’s Poll Kebabian’s is very proud to have been voted the winner in the category “Best Rugs” in the Best of New Haven Living 2016 Reader’s Poll. The result is a great encouragement to us, and we send our thanks and appreciation to everyone who voted. Kebabian’s is blessed to […]

What is an Oriental Rug?

Posted on July 26th, 2016 by Joshua Kebabian

What is an Oriental rug? How are they made? What is their history? And what Oriental rugs are available today? In this short article are the answers to all of these questions.   A quick definition   Word origin…“Orient” means “the East”, and Oriental means Eastern. So, when we speak of Oriental rugs, what we […]

Are Persian rugs a thing of the past?

Posted on July 7th, 2016 by Joshua Kebabian

  Sales of Persian rugs in Iran are down 90% from a decade ago.   Recently, there was an article published in the NY Times that talked about the sorry state of the Persian rug industry in Iran. From the article and our personal contacts in Iran, we know that the bazaar markets in Iran are […]