The Karastan ‘Wonder Rug’ wowed tens of thousands of visitors at two World’s Fairs. Consumers quickly learned that the Karastan name means quality, beauty, and durability.
In a North Carolina mill during the 1920’s, Marshall Field & Co. created an exciting and innovative product – machine-made oriental design rugs of high quality at realistic prices. These elegant new rugs, almost impossible to distinguish from imported originals, were introduced by Wanamaker’s New York Department Store in 1928, and the Karastan brand was born.
Not only did Karastan play a big part in introducing American households to the very concept of walking in comfort, they provided the impetus for mass appeal by introducing yet another innovation in 1948: the Kara-Loc® method of weaving.
From the moment the first Karastan came off the loom (2:02 p.m., April 8, 1928), the name became synonymous with elegant machine-made rugs that rivaled their handmade counterparts. Today Karastan manufactures a very large collection of designs and styles in area rugs, carpets and broadloom runners. From traditional to transitional and contemporary patterns, there is a Karastan product for every taste.
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