Leslie Stroh

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Leslie Stroh is the Publisher of Rug News andDesign Magazine.

Kabul: Rug Making and Finishing (Part 1)


 
"This article starts in a Turkish bath, a “hamam”, and the “hamam” starts with a Roman bath a millennium earlier. While this must seem an odd place to start, Kabul at 5,900 feet altitude has snow on the ground all winter. Mazar e Sharif at 1290 feet does not but stays about freezing, and Peshawar Pakistan (80% flooded) at about 1200 feet averages 40 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter."

Kabul: Rug Making and Finishing (Part 2)


 "In Part 1, we wrote about rug making in Afghanistan, using pictures supplied by Ariana. This month we will illustrate the article with pictures supplied by Amadi and Pacific Collection. For our readers who are unfamiliar with this group of firms, Amadshah and Alex Ahmadi run Ariana, Zabi, Zubair and Murtazah Ahmadi run Amadi, and Fred Hazin runs Pacific Collection. They all grew up together..."

DFA Media Partner, Atlanta, Las Vegas

DECORATIVE FURNISHINGS ASSOCIATION Rug News andDesign has become a Media Partner of the Decorative Furnishings Association. Their Mission Statement: The Decorative Furnishings Association is a non-profit...

Area-Rugs.Store is our first retail partner

Rug News andDesign has partnered with The Floor Store’s —Rug Shop (Area-Rugs.store) to provide original content for their online retail rug store. This represents a step...

Walking The Market in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Market runs from July 31-August 4, and we are Walking The Market! Click the tab above, or go to walkingthemarket.com.

byREVEAL XRC Labs Presentation

At XRC Labs' 2nd cohort presentations, an amazingly simple idea for a pop-up kiosk yielded, in test markets of one month, $6,000 per square...

Furnishr XRC Labs presentation

At XRC Labs' 2nd cohort presentations, Furnishr stood out because they curated design, focused on a prototype customer, and offered completed work—a completely designed one-day...

RETAILING: YORKWALL.COM

Visiting a wallcovering producer whose main machine is from 1899 is not much different than visiting a hand knotted rug manufacturer. Both entail small production runs, highly skilled craftspeople, a large design studio, and constraints on design, size, and colors.

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