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Karastan Weaves Good Fortune Into A New Classic

February 27, 2008 - In Chinese communities around the world, eight is considered the luckiest of numbers, which makes 2008 an especially auspicious year on the Chinese calendar. It also makes Mandarin, a traditional Chinese addition to Karastan’s English Manor Collection, a timely and fortuitous introduction.

“Mandarin is a beautiful and important addition to the Karastan line in that it represents another segment of traditional," says Elizabeth Miller, senior vice president of style and design. "We see authentic Chinese patterning as classic and plan to expand this category as we design and develop new rug collections. As a leader in traditional design, we embrace the many facets of classic rug design as we translate them with comfort, craftsmanship and style for today's consumer."

Karastan’s Mandarin is woven on Van de Wiele looms in sizes of 2.6 x 8, 2.6 x 12, 2.9 x 5, 3.8 x 5, 5.7 x 7.11, 8 x 10.5 and 8.6 x 11.6. Use of New Zealand wool adds luxury, softness and incredible durability to this exciting new classic. Suggested retail is $899 for a 5.7 x 7.11.

Ardington. Complex, sophisticated, yet understated—Ardington expands Karastan’s woven offerings in wonderfully versatile ways. It has a two-color, textured cut-and-loop weave that works wonderfully in both contemporary and traditional décors. Its worsted wool weave and subtle stria effect contribute to its high-end appeal.