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Karastan has been weaving intricate carpets and rugs since its founding in 1928 in Eden, North Carolina. As one of the leading luxury flooring producers in the industry, the brand takes its commitment to design seriously. It has been this way since its formation when retailer Marshall Field created an innovative carpet loom that forever changed the industry. His goal was to design machine-crafted rugs that were elegant and refined, yet simpler to produce and easier to access than imported models woven by hand. The advanced weaving technique led to the birth of the “wonder” rug. It was a piece celebrated for its innovation, beauty and ability to retain its pristine appearance after it was cleaned. It even made an appearance at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair, where it caught the attention of some five million observers. Karastan remains true to those humble beginnings. Their carpet artisans have decades of experience creating eye-catching patterns, many of which are inspired by world travels, nature and artwork. Each rug goes through a 16-step creation process to yield a meticulously crafted piece carefully checked for blemishes before it ever reaches the sales floor. They’re made with dependable, top-of-the-line materials to ensure longevity and durability, including wool, stain-resistant SmartStrand® fibers and earth-friendly EverStrandTM polyester fibers made with 100% recycled materials. The brand’s motto is “Live Beautifully,” and it’s the cornerstone of their design process. Instead of bowing to fleeting trends, the concepts are timeless and designed to fit perfectly into any area of the home with ease.