The Karastan Rug Story
Karastan area rugs used to be called "Mystery Rugs" or "Wonder Rugs
of America" because during the 1933-34 Chicago World’s Fair, Karastan invited
the world to walk on an oversized version of its classic Kirman pattern. Over 5
million people walked on that rug. Afterward, they cleaned half of it so one could
see how well it recovered its original beauty and luster. The other half of the
rug was left in its filthy, almost unrecognizable state. That rug can still be seen
today at the Karastan home office.
Karastan has been an American maker of fine machine-woven wool rugs for over three
quarters of a century. Since its beginning in 1928 when the American retailer and
textile manufacturer Marshall Field built and patented an Axminster loom capable
of recreating the detailed craftsmanship of hand-woven rugs, Karastan has continued
to grow its reputation for elegant styling and fine quality. Karastan rugs are machine-woven
in the U.S.A. of the finest grade of imported worsted wool yarn.
Karastan is sold only through the finest department stores and retailers in the
country. Efloors.com is an authorized* Karastan internet dealer and sells all of
Karastan's running line area rug patterns. Buying from an authorized dealer
means that you'll receive the same manufacturer's warranties as you would
buying from your local department store or specialty retailer.
Down through the years, Karastan has set the industry standard for better area rugs.
Karastan has become the brand name you can trust. So feel free to browse our online
Karastan area rug catalog. We’ve listed their rugs by collection to make it easier
for you to shop. If you know which collection you want you may simply click through
We know that you’ll always be happy purchasing a Karastan area rug.
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Karastan features the following area rug collections: