Adding to the conversation in a public space

Bringing Home to a Public Space!

Finely Hand-knottedPazyryk

Finely Hand-knottedPazyryk

Pazyryk hand-knotted in Afghanistan by Turkmen women

adding to the conversation in the Fortunato aka President’s Room

at Mory’s in New Haven.

Watch Kebabian’s carpets “at work”  by following us on Pinterest.

Enjoy & Work Better In A Beautiful Atmosphere.

Enjoy & Work Better in a Beautiful Atmosphere!

Nothing quite like going to work in a welcoming atmosphere!  

Let Kebabian’s help you create

the workspace you and your work will thrive in!

The enchanting wool and silk Suzani graces the office
by creating a lovely atmosphere filled with beauty and charm.

Wool & Silk Suzani  Afghanistan

Wool & Silk Suzani Afghanistan

The artist’s exquisite, balanced and lively design
encourages creativity, intentionality and happiness Ü



Window Watch 6/20/2014 Quintessential Bakshayesh & Intriguing Tibetan Kente


Bakshayesh  9.1 x 11.8   Afghanistan

Bakshayesh 9.1 x 11.8 Afghanistan

The QUINTESSENTIAL Bakshayesh hanging in WINDOW LEFT   measures 9.1 x 11.8.  This piece was hand-knotted in northern Afghanistan by Turkmen women using handspun vegetally dyed local wool. The Bakshayesh is a more primitive form of the Heriz.  Though the design of this Bakshayesh is not as evolved, its simplicity and appeal speaks volumes!

The color palette of madder red, forest green, tan, chestnut, orange, ivory, blue and sky blue are made from vegetal dyes giving an organic/natural appeal.  The ivory main border creates an ideal backdrop to set off the powerful design and rich colors.  The main border is filled with small free-floating elements and a charming floral chain of geometric flowers and  leaves.  The inner and outer twin guard borders are composed of simple floral chains set off splendidly in tan and madder red. Captivating designs fill each corner of the lush outer field of forest green.  The outer field is also loaded with smaller free-floating elements.  The rich and deep madder red inner field is defined by a fascinating tan border which keeps it primitive and interesting. The “emptiness” of the inner field showcases the  abrash of the madder red. The blue medallion grounded by four light blue large elements and two green “pendulums” irresistibly draws you in.

This QUINTESSENTAIL (the essence of something in its purest form) piece flawlessly achieves all one could desire of an Oriental carpet: an artist’s unique design expertly hand-knotted from quality materials achieving beauty and functionality.

This piece is a work of art that  will “please the eye and satisfy the mind”,  Rosa Bell Holt. The carpet will also  give your restless and tired feet a splendid place to land and rejuvenate! 


#36321   Fine Tibetan Kente   Wool and Silk  Nepal

#36321 Fine Tibetan Kente Wool and Silk Nepal

The INTRIGUING fine Tibetan Kente hanging in WINDOW RIGHT measures 9.1 x 12.  This handsome piece was woven from Katmandu, Nepal by Tibetan refugees using blended local Himalayan and New Zealand wools. Other than the blue portions of the carpet which are naturally dyed wool from indigo; all the areas of the carpet are undyed wool and silk.

This carpet would have taken four weavers six months to weave.  This piece is highly unusual because two different weaving techniques are used.  Traditional knotting and cut pile method and the loop pile method were smartly utilized to create a stunning carpet!

This piece was inspired by West African Kente  cloth which comes from Kumasi, Ghana and is woven by the Ashanti people.  The traditional color palette of Kente cloth is primary colors  which radiate energy.

The artist decided to adjust  the color palette for a quieting effect that is very easy on the eye.

The Kente textile design utilized in a floor covering works magnificently! The effect is peaceful,  fresh and timeless!

Oriental & Occidental Rugs  Antique and Modern by Rosa Belle Holt

Kebabian’s Receives Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce’s Corporate Heritage Award

Kebabian’s Oriental Rugs

Receives the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce’s

Prestigious Corporate Heritage Award

On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014, Kebabian’s Oriental Rugs (since 1882) was honored to be the 2014 Recipient of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce’s prestigious Corporate Heritage Award during its 220th Annual Meeting.  This award is given annually to one business in greater New Haven that has demonstrated leadership for 100 years or more.  Kebabian’s is currently celebrating its 132nd anniversary.

John Kebabian, fourth generation owner,  shared the fascinating history of  Kebabian’s Oriental Rugs, which has always been in downtown New Haven.  John’s final comment that Kebabian’s is “Bullish on New Haven!” apparently resonated well with Peter Salovey, President of Yale University (the keynote speaker of the event) who enthusiastically incorporated the phrase into his speech about Yale University’s relationship with New Haven by saying, “Yale is also Bullish on New Haven!”

The event was highly informative,  immensely enjoyable  and very encouraging regarding the business environment of New Haven,.  A good time was had by all!


Photos courtesy of S.M. Cooper Photographic Artist

Photos –  Top Left:  Peter Salovey (President of Yale University)  Top Right:  John Kebabian (owner of Kebabian’s Oriental Rugs)  Bottom Left: Mary Papazian (President of Southern Connecticut State University)  Bottom Right: Steve Solecki (Bank of America) John Kebabian(accepting the award) and Anthony Rescigno (President of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce)

Window Watch May 5, 2014 Handsome Kazak and Graceful Tibetan


Kazak  9.1 x 12.2  Afghanistan

Kazak 9.1 x 12.2 Afghanistan

The handsome Kazak hanging in WINDOW LEFT measures 9.1 x 12.2. This piece was hand-knotted by Hazara women in northern Afghanistan using naturally dyed local handspun wool. “The word, “Kazak” means “rough-rider” and describes a race of restless, roaming, troublesome people. It is the original of the familiar name Cossack. Even though they adopted more sedentary lives settling around Mt. Ararat and Lake Goktcha; the independent spirit of their ancestors continues in their rug designs.”

The primitive all over design has an intriguing slate blue field organized with large and small free-floating geometrical elements in a color palette of varying shades of brown; chestnut, amaretto, sienna and tan which are set off in a striking fashion with the colors of brick red, burnt orange, asparagus and midnight blue.

This sophisticated carpet is easy on the eye, yet due to the design and use of color, brings a rich and strong presence to a room. The fine Kazak creates an ambiance that lends itself to rest (note the color palette) and concentration (note the uniformity of design) encouraging you to peacefully get things done. Get to it! And remember….  Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” Vincent Van Gogh


Wool and Silk Tibetan  8.10 x 12

Wool and Silk Tibetan 8.10 x 12

The graceful Tibetan hanging in WINDOW RIGHT measures 8.10 x12. This lovely piece was woven in Nepal by Tibetans using naturally dyed handspun wool and silk. The soft gold field is wool. The charming floral vines of silver, chestnut, ivory and turquoise are all woven of silk.

The quiet and refined beauty of this piece creates a calming and elegant atmosphere.  Its simplicity and overall pattern makes designing effortless. The silk elements will “pop” in the daytime and shimmer under lamplight in the evenings. This piece exemplifies, “less is more”, simply beautiful!

Wherever this lovely carpet lands, the room will be filled with a graceful beauty that shimmers!

Let this lovely carpet enable you to settle beautifully and thereby do your life even better… “Most of the things we need to be most fully alive never come in busyness.  They grow in rest.”  Mark Buchanan



Oriental Rugs, John Kimberly Mumford & Oriental Rugs, Walter A. Hawley      

Kebabian’s Oriental Rugs & The New Haven Symphony Celebrating the Past and Embracing the Future!

Kebabian’s Oriental Rugs Loves the New Haven Symphony!

Kebabian’s encourages you to bask in the premiere music of the New Haven Symphony

as it  performs the Season Finale this coming Thursday, May 13 at 7:30

at the historic and magnificent Woolsey Hall.

Yale's Historic & Magnificent Woolsey Hall    300 College Street

Yale’s Historic & Magnificent Woolsey Hall –300 College Street

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Here is an early collaboration between Kebabian’s and the New Haven Symphony from the 90′s.  Looking back is a lot of fun :)  However, looking ahead is even more exciting!

Kebabian’s wishes the New Haven Symphony a glorious Season Finale and looks forward to many more seasons to revel in!  Thank you & “Bravo” New Haven Symphony!


Can a Kebabian rug help you think? Indeed!

final thinking spaces

Thinking spaces