Rob Leahy, owner of Fine Rugs of Charleston, today announced the Afghanistan Rug Exposition and Sale which will be held at the Hyatt Place Hotel, Charleston Airport and Convention Center, (3234 West Montague Ave, North Charleston, SC 29418). The event will be held in the hotel’s ballroom from Wednesday, June 24th through Saturday, June 27th. The hours for the four day event will be 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. More information will soon be available at: www.afghanrugexpo.com
To start the New Year we have opened the Madeline Weinrib boutique within Fine Rugs. Maddie’s designs are famous for their clean lines and bold innovative colors. We will have four collections that span the designers’ range from her famous batik and ikat designs to geometric varieties that demonstrate her simply wonderful color eye.
Charleston Palette is an Exclusive Farrow & Ball Stockist offering a complete color and wallpaper showroom to the Charleston market with over 300 gallons of paint in stock, and 132 colors in sample sizes.
Also offering a home accessory line to complement the Farrow & Ball products, Including Ryan studio pillows, Tozai and Two’s company mirrors and accessories, Pom Pom at home Trows and linens and D.L & Co. Candles.
I’m honored to invite you inside my showroom to reveal how designers, colleagues and community activists came together for fellowship and a common purpose: to learn from those who are dedicated to improving the living and working conditions for the people of Afghanistan.
I have been in and around the rug industry since 1971. That’s 43 years! During those years, I traveled widely and have seen carpet making all over the world. But about a week ago in a remote village of about 500 people in Rajasthan India, after all these years, it finally all made sense to me.
Planning began for a study tour for Afghan carpet makers in January, 2014 when I asked two Indian rugs makers if they would allow me to bring a delegation of Afghans to visit their facilities. Obeetee, Limited, who is our longtime largest vendor, and Saraswati Global PVT. Limited, who is the maker of the largest rug we have ever purchased, both agreed to host us at their factories.