Rug of the Week

Posted on February 19th, 2013 by Joshua Kebabian

The carpet showcased in the video below is a Very Fine Suzani, hand-knotted in Northern Afghanistan by ethnic Uzbek and Turkmen women.  It is made of hand-spun, vegetal dyed local wool from Ghazni and the silk is from Samarkand. This carpet measures 8′ x 10′.

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 […]

Go Suzani!

Posted on November 30th, 2012 by Joshua Kebabian

Fine Suzani – Blue – Wool – 5′ x 8’2″ Fine Suzani – Natural – Wool – 3′ x 5’3″ Suzanis are textiles from Central Asia, mainly Uzbekistan, that are usually silk embroidered linens with fertility design elements (e.g., “paisleys” representing mother-with-child) that are primarily used as bedspreads. Many antique Suzanis provide inspiration for fine hand-knotted […]

Heartfelt Congratulations to All the Winners of Election 2012!

Posted on November 7th, 2012 by Joshua Kebabian

Kebabian’s is grateful for a decisive election and  looks forward to our nation working together.  Special Congratulations goes out to our own Rosa DeLauro.  We were thrilled to have her swing by to join our 130th Anniversary Celebration!

Sampling from our “Soft Color Collection”

Posted on October 26th, 2012 by Joshua Kebabian

Our “Soft Color Collection” includes some of the most gorgeous carpets made today.  Many of these pieces come from northern Afghanistan and northern Pakistan and are hand-knotted by ethnic Turkmen and Hazara people. Achieving this level of beauty is very labor intensive. After the knotting (a.k.a. “weaving) these carpets undergo an extreme finishing process.  First […]

“Let’s Give an Oriental a Try!”

Posted on September 13th, 2012 by Joshua Kebabian

  Part of our mission is to have our rugs transform our customer’s homes into their own unique vision.  We recently had a couple come through our doors for the first time.    They  had intended to purchase more broadloom, but  the industry was unable to accommodate their requirements.  They  had  heard of us through word […]