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23
Jul

International Rug Group Helps Retailers Boost Sales

The rug and carpet industry may be enjoying a steady stream of sales, but a newly formed organization aims to boost the field further up. The International Rug Group (IRG) was organized in October 2014 with the objective of improving the rug industry. The group hopes to accomplish this monumental task by offering consultation, hosting big events to shift the focus back to the rug industry, and helping rug companies…

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07
Jul

New York City Hosts The Rug Show 2015 on August 30

Experts and dealers in the rug industry will come together before the end of August to celebrate rugs and their exquisite beauty. The Rug Show, an annual trade show centered on rugs and carpets, will be unfurled on August 30. The three-day event is hosted by a non-profit association of industry manufacturers, importers and dealers with the objective of promoting the rug industry in the U.S. This year's convention will…

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09
May

Smithsonian Showcases ‘Filthy Lucre’ as Part of Peacock Room Exhibit

It's not common practice to spill paint onto a rug, but that's exactly what the latest exhibit at the Smithsonian Institute is displaying. Darren Waterston, an American painter and artist, recently released his artwork through an installation entitled "Filthy Lucre" at the Sackler Gallery in the Smithsonian. His exhibit is unlike anything that the gallery has displayed in recent memory. Instead of exquisite ancient pieces that evoke royalty, Waterston is…

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07
Apr

Controversial Afghan War Rugs on SMOCA Exhibit Until April 19

The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMOCA) is currently running an exhibit of rugs woven by anonymous makers from Afghanistan. The exhibit entitled "Afghan War Rugs: The Modern Art of Central Asia" depicts major historical events on rugs made from ancient traditional means. Many of the rugs on display showcase political issues that have made a mark in world history, such as wars and the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack.…

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29
Sep

International Conference on Oriental Carpets Unveils Rug Exhibits in Vienna and Budapest

Rug lovers were treated to six days of exhibits and expositions about carpets during the International Conference on Oriental Carpets (ICOC) held on September 15-21, 2014. The show unveiled amazing tapestry art, as well as exhibits and lectures in Vienna and Budapest courtesy of carpet experts, manufacturers and dealers. Visitors in the Vienna leg were treated to lectures about carpets found in major museums around the world, including the Natural…

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