Window Watch 9-4-2014 Sagacious Serapi & Tibetan with “Skyscraper” Apeal


#37337    Serapi    8.10 x 12.3  Afghanistan

#37337 Serapi 8.10 x 12.3 Afghanistan

              Sagacious Serapi

The handsome Serapi hanging in WINDOW LEFT measures 8.10 x 12.3. This piece was hand-knotted in northern Afghanistan by four Turkmen women within 6 months using handspun vegetally dyed Ghazni wool.

In an excellent carpet every color is a “player” bringing up the surrounding “fellow” colors to make one powerful team! The touches of sky blue, forest green and aubergine sublimely ground the deep rich colors of madder red, tan and indigo, while the ivory showcases all the fascinating designs. The artist’s unexpected use of color is extremely effective.

 The graphics are primitive, yet the design is sophisticated and laden with meaning. Serapis are often noted for their large and strong medallions (windows to heaven) and this piece is no exception. The scorpion design, which represents knowledge, emanates in all directions from the central medallion, which encompasses the carpet from north to south and east to west. Throughout the piece are stylized floral elements adding charm and representative of the coming paradise.

 All the designs in a carpet are intended to enhance and empower the spaces they inhabit. This piece has an intense vibe that embraces knowledge and is hopeful for the future.


#37381  Fine Tibetan   9 x 12.4    Tibet

#37381 Fine Tibetan 9 x 12.4 Tibet

             Tibetan has

     “Skyscraper” Appeal

The fine Tibetan hanging in WINDOW RIGHT measures 9 x 12.4. This very cool piece was handwoven in Kathmandu, Nepal by 3/4 Tibetan and Nepali weavers over a period of about 4 months using handspun Himalayan wool.

The alluring color palette includes a backdrop of gorgeous shades of blue with a large scale, well-defined wrought iron element transforming from steel gray to charcoal bringing added interest to the piece. The artist’s use of color and design creates a modern, sleek look.

This innovative design produces an environment that is both visually and “materially” fresh!  ”Unlike machine-made carpets made from nonrenewable petroleum products which may emit toxic fumes, Oriental rugs are made of only natural materials which “breathe” naturally, outlive their machine-made counterparts and are recyclable.” Alix G. Perrachon.

The artist’s modern, sleek and fresh design will bring sophistication to the space it inhabits. The Wrought Iron “GATEWAY” with its timeless style will transport flawlessly into the future!

Kebabian’s & Elm Shakespeare Pleasing to the Eye & Satisfying to the Mind!

Kebabian’s Oriental Rugs is elated once again to support The Elm Shakespeare Company!

We salute their continuing commitment to establish a discoursewith the New Haven community through the medium of Shakespeare’s plays.

  This year the fabulous company will be performing Shakespeare’s ‘Pericles’

Kebabian Oriental Rug “Pleasing to the Eye & Satisfying to the Mind”

Shakespeare’s Pericles “Satisfying to the Mind &

for a Limited Time…  Pleasing to the Eye!”



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Kebabian’s donation is a lovely Ferreghan which was hand-knotted in Iran by ethnic Persians using vegetally dyed, handspun, local mountain sheep wool measuring 3.8 x 5.2.

Fine Ferreghan  3.8 x 5.2  Persia

Fine Ferreghan 3.8 x 5.2 Persia

Ferreghans are noted for their harmonious coloring and design of floral elements, creating a rich, yet quiet beauty.

This piece flawlessly utilizes varying shades of greens, reds and blues to create

an elaborate design that is also restful to the eye.

 The artist creates an unmatched elegance that satisfies man’s longing for beauty.

This masterpiece is also functional….wait til you step on it!

If you’re interested in supporting the important work of The Elm Shakespeare Company or attending the gala where this “Pleasing to the Eye and Satisfying to the Mind“,  carpet will be part of the live auction, go to:

“Pleasing to the Eye and Satisfying to the Mind” , Rosa Bell Holt


Formidable Bijar and Stunning Suzani – Window Watch July 30, 2014


#36905  Persian Bijar  8.6 x 11.6

#36905 Persian Bijar 8.6 x 11.6

The formidable Persian Bijar hanging in WINDOW LEFT measures 8.6 x 11.6.  This awe-inspiring piece was hand-knotted in western Iran by Kurdish women using vegetally dyed, handspun, local mountain sheep wool creating a treasure trove of rich colors: madder red, burnt sienna, gold, various blues – sky blue, robin egg, and navy, ivory, rose, tan and more.

The Bijar is rightly named the “iron rug of Persia”.  Classic Bijar rugs have “an exceptional depth of foundation, from which emerge a short, sharp, erect pile and clarity of pattern that high and overlapping pile never produces.  Bulk is the result of the insertion of extra weft, called filling, between the rows of knots, and compactness the result of hard hammering with extra-heavy mallets, Arthur Urbane Dilley .” The Bijar exemplifies heavy duty!

The deep navy field has a lattice-work pattern bursting with clusters of flowers. The sky blue which fills the main border has a lovely abrash giving an ideal backdrop for the repeating pattern of the dense and lush peony design representing power and the geometrical form of a palmette allowing the sky blue to beautifully breathe around the gorgeous, lush garden design.


#36103   Very Fine Suzani  9 x 11.10  Afghanistan

#36103 Very Fine Suzani 9 x 11.10 Afghanistan

The stunning Suzani hanging in WINDOW RIGHT was hand-knotted in Mazar-i-Sharif, northern Afghanistan by Turkmen women using handspun vegetally dyed local wool from Ghazni and silk from Samarkand, Uzbekistan. The tan backdrop fabulously sets off the warm reds, moss greens, blues, ivory and browns. The artist’s design conveys a happy vibe.

Dr. Elmira Gyul of the Fine Arts Institute In Uzbekistan states that “Suzani drawings are the image of an ideal universe, unity of magic and beauty.” In this “ideal universe” the central motif is Chor-chirog, “light”, which represents the Sacred Fire worshipped in ancient times. The Chor-chirog consists of branch-patterns pointed out from the center in four directions. In this stunning motif four oblong palmettes, “bodoms” branch out from the central sunflower. The sunflower represents good luck and longevity. The “bodom” or almond -shaped motif symbolizes fertility and life.   Light fixtures or Chor-Chirog (instilled with the expurgatory power of Fire) were installed near entrances to ensure that all who enter left the bad thoughts out and kept the good energy in!

The elements of Oriental carpets empower and enhance the space where they land.   What better way to build a home where all that enter thrive, than to lay a foundation with a Kebabian carpet!

Oriental Rugs and Carpets, Arthur Urbane Dilley

Chor-Chirog, Авторизация


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)