Barnard's Rug Gallery
The Largest Selection
of In-Stock Area Rugs
In North Florida and South Georgia !
2731 Capital Cir. NE, Tallahassee, FL   (850) 386-8689
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Karastan logo Karastan has been innovating since 1928, the year American retailer and textile manufacturer Marshall Field built a loom capable of recreating the detailed craftsmanship of a hand-woven rug. 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.

So far advanced was the new manufacturing process that the trade press referred to these rugs as “Mystery Rugs.” To share the “mystery” of these rugs with the public, Karastan created a large version of its Kirman pattern for the 1933-34 World’s Fair in Chicago. But instead of putting it on display so visitors could simply admire its beauty, Karastan did the unthinkable. They invited the world to walk on it. And so the world did.

More than 5 million people left their footprints, spills and ground-in food stains all over the rug. Then it was time for cleanup. Karastan cleaned half the rug so people could see how well their rugs recover. The rug still exists in the same state today—one side almost unrecognizably filthy, the other returned to its original beauty and luster.

To prove that the demonstration was no fluke, they did it again. This time more than 9 million visitors walked their rugs at the New York World’s Trade Fair of 1939-40. It’s no wonder these rugs became known as “The Wonder Rugs of America.”

Featured Collection
The Shapura Collection is Axminster woven of 100% New Zealand worsted wool.   These beautiful, stylish rugs have a thick, luxurious, finish.

A 8'8" x 12' retails elsewhere for $3999 or more!
At Barnard's Rug Gallery this rug is only $2599.

Other sizes available include:
5'9" x 9'
8'8" x 10'


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