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Kismet is defined as something significant happening that comes about by fate. Known since the 1920s for its beautiful premium quality wool rugs, Karastan has diversified in the millennium-introducing, SmartStrand, silk-synthetic rugs which will revolutionize the rug and carpet arena forever. Both wool and SmartStrand have inherent durability, sustainability, and performance attributes. Together, they achieve a remarkable product that optimizes the quality of each. The sophisticated matte finish of the New Zealand wool is contrasted with the silky sheen of the SmartStrand fiber creating a riot of textures, hand-feel, and surface variation. The rugs are finished with a low-profile, pile height reminiscent of timeworn, antique, Persian rugs and use the same wash techniques that Karastan has been using for decades. Archival patterns, reinvented in new and colorful ways, sit along styles that are completely abstract and textural.About the Brand
The people of Karastan make Karastan rugs exceptional. In 1928, the brand began with the dream of producing machine-made oriental rugs that recreate the detailed craftsmanship of imported hand-woven rugs. The development of the Axminster loom, which is still in use today, allowed the creation of machine-made rugs that were nearly impossible to distinguish from handmade. Over the last five years, Karastan has redefined the meaning of luxury by creating collections of rugs that embody the rich history of craftsmanship and design while embracing new fiber technology. The demand for these rugs continues to be tremendous, and this explosive volume has allowed for more improvements to continue this path of innovation. The Karastan name is synonymous with quality, beauty and durability. Karastan controls every step of the manufacturing process from fiber to fashion and is still made in the USA.