Monthly Archives: February 2015

Old New House launches Local Westchester NY Showroom

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What’s the best way to view a rug? “Under natural light,” says David Dilmaghani of Westchester NY’s local branch of Old New House. Melissa + Dave of Katonah NY specialize in interior decor, wall art, furniture and vintage rugs. “We’re super excited to launch a local version of our national brand,” Melissa goes on to say “Finally we have a chance to meet customers and designers face-to-face”.

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The new shop is located in downtown Katonah, just a short train ride from Manhattan and close proximity to Brooklyn. “We’ve found our best customers to be those willing to take the time to find just what they’re looking for, and often, they’ll find the rug they’ve been searching for with us.”

Visit M+D’s Online Shop Old New House for a fantastic selection of vintage Oushak rugs, Persian carpets and more.

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Afghani War Rugs on NPR

“Afghanistan has suffered through long decades of war; conflict with the Soviet Union, civil war and 13 years of a U.S.-led NATO combat mission. Among the political, economic and cultural impacts of this violence, there’s an artistic transformation: the history of violence is reflected in the country’s ancient art of rug making.

Kevin Sudeith, a collector, tells NPR’s Arun Rath that he has long been impressed by the craftsmanship of Afghan rugs.

‘The thing that awed me about the war rugs … is the combination of a very ancient tradition and ancient designs and patterns that are tied to specific towns and regions of Afghanistan … coupled with the most contemporary subject matter,’ Sudeith says. ‘And the war rugs document that unselfconsciously, succinctly and beautifully.'”

Above from NPR.org

http://www.npr.org/2015/02/07/384576113/war-rugs-reflect-afghanistans-long-history-with-conflict

Here’s another great read on hand knotted Oriental rugs made by Afghani refugees.

http://www.rugrag.com/post/Textile-Museum-Features-Afghan-War-Rugs.aspx

http://www.rugrag.com/post/Afghan-War-Rugs-3dCultural-Artifacts–Terrorist-Rugs-3d-Ignorance.aspx

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