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Congratulations to the 2017 America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards Winners

AMCA 2017 winners

Rug manufacturers were feted at the 2017 America’s Magnificent Carpets® Awards, held Friday, January 13, during The Atlanta International Area Rug Market® featuring the National Oriental Rug Show. The AMCA is the rug and home industry's signature event, recognizing the newest area rug introductions in a special night of celebration and achievement.

RUG INSIDER congratulates all of the 2017 America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards winners. See the expanded coverage in the upcoming print issue of RUG INSIDER Magazine Spring 2017.

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Capel Rugs Teams with Famed Designer Anthony Baratta for New Licensed Line

BarattaTROY, NC — Adding another powerful name to its steadily growing licensing program, Capel Rugs has forged a new partnership with famed designer Anthony Baratta to develop a new line of exclusive rug designs to be introduced at the October 2017 High Point Market.

“I am thrilled and honored to be partnering with such an iconic, all-American company as Capel Rugs to produce my collection,” said Baratta. “Not only do they have incredible manufacturing capabilities and a flawless reputation for quality, Capel also has the vision and design integrity to create a collection that will truly reflect my aesthetic and stand the test of time.”

Capel Rugs’ showroom has long been one of Baratta’s favorite destinations in High Point, he said. “One of the things I absolutely love about Capel is their braided rugs. These are simply fantastic. They’re American, they’re sporty, they’re colorful — they’re just plain fun.”

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Nourison Introduces Coastal Plaid and Nature Key designs at The International Surface Event

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Sandspoint Coast Plaid in Ivory/Mist

SADDLE BROOK, NJ — Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison will release new broadloom collections and designs for 2017 at The International Surface Event on January 18-20 in Las Vegas.

New broadloom introductions include the sophisticated Sands Point Collection in Coastal Plaid, Nature Key and Seacliff designs. The Catalina Collection is made with heavy cable yarns with subtle luster and striation for a look of strong but elegant texture.

The nature-inspired Terrain Collection is loom woven and made of 100% wool in subtle tones. The hand loomed Textureweave Collection features rich colors including teal, bluebell and paprika.

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Feizy Rugs Introduces Expanded Handmade Lines and In-Stock Promotions at Las Vegas Winter Market

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The Feizy Alexia Collection is a vortex of artistic design and uncommon texture.

DALLAS,TX – Feizy will unveil a broad array of new collections and exciting promotions at Las Vegas Winter Market to celebrate the opening of its new ground floor showroom in Suite C-180.

“Our new selections for Las Vegas market represent a celebration of the new year and our new showroom,” said Cameron Feizy, Principal. “Each collection showcases the craftsmanship that Feizy is known for, with the finest of materials and quality from hand-woven to tufted constructions.”

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Record-Breaking New and International Buyer Increases at Atlanta Winter Market

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ATLANTA  – The Atlanta January Market closed its eight-day run today with an expansive global customer base, record-breaking new-buyer registrations and international attendance increases—all achieved in the face of weather impediments around the U.S. —marking its 60th-anniversary staging, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman, president and chief operating officer.

Atlanta’s January advances produced a climate of resurgent business optimism and vitality in the first and largest show of the U.S. winter market season and set the precedent for a radically redefined and reimagined AmericasMart July Market experience, Portman adds.

The January Market registered the vast majority of America’s celebrated Top 100 retailers, together with designers, specifiers, online merchants, independent retailers, trend setters, tastemakers and high-profile buying groups from every U.S. state and 81 nations worldwide.

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The Lost Julius Caesar Tapestry of King Henry VIII Found at Persian Gallery New York?

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16th Century Brussels Tapestry, featuring Julius Caesar
Crossing the Rubicon, possibly from the court of King Henry VIII

NEW YORK, NY — Persian Gallery New York has been all over the news with the recent discovery that one the antique tapestries from our collection, a piece depicting Julius Caesar Crossing the Rubicon, might possibly be one of the originals commissioned by King Henry VIII for his palace at Hampton Court!

The saga began with an inquiry from the renowned British writer and historian, Mary Beard, who was doing research for her upcoming book on Roman iconography in tapestries and other art forms, and came across the image of this tapestry online.

She soon came to New York to see the tapestry in person, along with a colleague who is a historian and archaeologist, and together, they determined that our Julius Caesar tapestry bears a remarkable likeness to King Henry's original from the mid 1500s. Thus began an investigation to determine whether our Julius Caesar tapestry is truly the original one woven for Henry VIII's royal court, or if perhaps it was a later, secondary or tertiary copy of the original.

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