By transforming time-honored patterns into modern-day luxuries, the Royal Kashimar Collection by Couristan has captured the appealing traits of classic Persian area rug designs that have been cherished for hundreds of years. Power-loomed on Couristan’s face-to-face Wilton looms to assure the highest quality, Royal Kashimar’s soft, lustrous pile is woven of semi-worsted New Zealand wool with each Persian motif accented in faux silk highlights for a timeless elegance. The subtle blending of colors, hues and tones is a direct result of the usage of up to eight colors in each area rug. This exclusive technique provides each design with a unique dimension of multi-colors and enables the collection to lend its time-less charm to any room in the home.
- Technique: Power-loomed
- Material: 80% semi-worsted New Zealand wool, 20% faux silk pile
- Origin: Belgium
- Exclusive eight-frame weaving technique allows for subtle blending of colors and tones
- Face-to-Face Wilton Woven
- Locked-In-Weave and Crystal-Point Finish
- 25-Year Limited Warranty (Except for Roll Runners which carry a Two-Year Limited Warranty.)
- Pile Height: .28"
- Primary Color: Black
- Secondary Colors: Ash Rose, Brown Sienna, Chestnut, Créme Caramel , Deep Maple, Soft Linen & Teal Sage
For over 75 years Couristan, Inc. has been a powerful name in the area rug and broadloom industry. Owned by the Couri family for two generations and operated today by brothers George G. Couri, Chairman and Ron J. Couri, CEO and President, the company prides itself on having the most exquisite handmade and power-loomed floor coverings available from anywhere around the world.
Founded in 1926 by brothers Basil J. Couri and George J. Couri, and appropriately named "Couri Brothers," the company began its humble beginnings by importing fine handmade area rugs from Persia. According to Ron Couri, Couristan's CEO and President, importing area rugs from Persia was a difficult task. "I remember listening to my father and uncle's travel stories. First they took a ship to England, then another to the continent. Once in Europe they took the Orient Express and then drove through the desert to Persia. They finally arrived 32 days later. It was quite an adventure."
The first area rugs imported by the company were a few shipments of Sparta Rugs from Smyrna. At the time, the company began affixing "Couristan" trademark labels to the back of each and every rug it imported. This mark was composed from the family's surname "Couri" and the frequently used suffix "stan", referring to the region of small weaving villages in which the company imported its rugs from. The company would quickly begin to broaden its horizons, as well as its area rug offerings by importing rugs from India in 1927.
In the 1930's, Couristan began importing handmade hooked rugs from China and braided rugs from Japan. At the time nearly 99 percent of the total production of Japan's floor coverings were being exported to the United States. According to Ron Couri, Couristan was regarded as one of the country's largest importers of Japanese braided rugs from the 1930's to the 1960's. During that time there wasn't much of a market for Oriental-design products in the United States, but through Couristan's ingenuity and extensive design development, the company was able to create a substantial marketplace for handmade Oriental area rugs.