Oriental Weavers Area Rug
Oriental Weavers Area Rug in production for 35 years now!
Egyptian broadloom buyer Mohamed Farid Kharmis, decide 35 years ago that he could make a better machine made Oriental rug that what was in the market currently. What resulted was the Oriental Weavers Area Rug. Oriental Weavers now sells 500 million dollars of area rugs annually. Two of the 17 divisions are situated in the states: Oriental Weavers of America and Oriental Weavers USA, the Sphinx Division. Kharmis employs over 6,000 people with 450 of them here in America!
Oriental Weavers area rugs can be purchased from the following collections:
- Plateau in a high grade Polyolefin. This collection features geometrics and florals.
- Icon is 100% polypropylene.
- Kharma is 100% polypropylene area rugs in beautiful deep, decadent colors. The rugs have a tea stain effect that give them an antique look.
- Patina is 100% wool from New Zealand. These oriental rugs have a hand knotted fringe and also have a tea stain effect that basically antiques them.
- Pinnacle is 100% polypropylene with incredible detail. This collection is the first in the industry to have 2 million point rugs.
Oriental Weaver's American division, Sphinx, has been super busy keeping up demand for their contemporary rug collection, Warhol. Yep, that's right, as in Andy Warhol. As in pops of color and geometric designs. Sphinx has also just released a National Geographic line of rugs, many of which have tribal influences. Sphinx uses a proprietary technology that lets them weave up to 92 colors in the same rug! Lest you think that Sphinx is all about wool or polypropylene, check out their Bamboozle area rug line. This line uses real bamboo from China in about 8 different styles of woven bamboo.
About the Author
Janine Jones is a freelance writer based in Northern Virginia (she likes to call it NoVa). New to the freelance world, Janine used to work as an analyst / programmer for a beltway bandit before deciding to mix being a stay-at-home-mom with a writing career. These days, Janine tries to get a little work done when her two kids (ages 3 and 15 months) are otherwise occupied. Janine is hooked on area rugs of all kinds.