Man, whatta time to be alive. It’s a whirlwind out there but we have music to soothe the savagery, feed the soul, crack a smile, shed a needed tear. Some of the sounds touching our senses, keeping our center of gravity despite the dizzying blur of spin. Paired with the new “Whirl” design, b/c. xo
Tamarian is thrilled to announce a fundraising raffle in partnership with local non-profit Moveable Feast with all proceeds going to help fight hunger in our community. This beautiful design by area artist and friend Annie Howe represents the seasons and moon cycles as we orbit the sun and is presented in an amazing heirloom quality valued at $10,000 that will last for generations of use. Tickets can be purchased from the Moveable Feast website (https://bit.ly/rug-raffle) for $20 each between now and midnight on Nov. 24th and participants are encouraged to purchase as many tickets as they like to increase their chances on wining and support this important cause at a crucial time for people in need.
About Moveable Feast
Moveable Feast serves people who live at the intersection between critical illness and food insecurity. We provide healthy, home-delivered meals with individualized nutritional counseling, at no cost, to improve the health and quality of life of those we serve. Our service area includes Baltimore City, the five surrounding counties, and the entire Eastern Shore of Maryland. In 2019 we delivered 656,158 meals to 4,365 neighbors in need. Mfeast.org
About Annie Howe
Annie Howe is a Baltimore based papercut artist. Her intricate papercuts are used for a variety of projects including illustration, surface design and three-dimensional work. She is a graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art.
Select Clients Include: Terrain, Oxmoor House Publishing, Adaptive Studios, Art Partners Group, Visit Baltimore, Great Arrow Graphics, Wee Bee Box, Waxing Kara, Live Baltimore, Chesapeake Shakespeare Theater, Union Craft Brewery, Lora Hotel, Country Living Magazine. Her work has been featured in: Making Magazine, Southern Living Magazine, Baltimore Magazine, Cottage Journal, Country Living Magazine, Baltimore City Paper. Her work is in many private collections across the country. Anniehowepapercuts.com
A mellower road-friendly list for all of us traveling to High Point NC for Fall 2020 MKT! A little fall and flannel mixes with themes of renewal, reuniting, and journeying in pursuit of love and light. Paired with a glimpse of Lamina VW Multi; a fun textural play with a lively color palette!
Although we will miss gathering this year in NYC to relive the GLORY that was our 2019 celebration, we offer this playlist set as a reminder of the good times we had and to keep us boogieing forward towards a return to THE PARTY! Meanwhile, we are preparing for VIRTUAL RUGGING (VR) this year which will be BYOB but less strict about dress codes.
9/8/2020 — Baltimore, MD In a recent company memo sent by Tamarian to their dealer base, Principal Ryan Higgins celebrated the company’s decision to partner with Label STEP as real evidence that Tamarian “cares about the future.” Since taking sole ownership of one of the world’s leading importers of Tibetan rugs, Higgins has restated Tamarian’s Mission Statement that is in concert with STEP’s commitment to eliminating child labor, empowering weavers and workers, and fostering an environmentally sound production.
Reassuring An Established Fanbase
Tamarian has been a leading importer in the U.S. for decades and has always strived to set a high mark for both social and environmental responsible practices in rug production. The opening of their premier weaving facility in Kathmandu a few years ago launched one of the most modern weaving operations to-date; boasting large, open, well-lit working and living spaces that incorporate “green” architectural elements such as roofing that accentuates natural light and improves ventilation.
The dealers, designers, and end-users that have worked with Tamarian over the years know that the high-end quality of their rugs come from a production of equally high standards.
Tamarian’s Marketing Director Ned Baker states, “We are often celebrated for giving client’s a
‘great experience’ along with an amazing rug, which is only possible because we have clear lines of communication with our manufacturers and partners with good information flowing back/forth. This is not possible with a production that exploits people and resources. Our partnership with Label STEP is a logical evolution to assure we are genuine in our commitments.”
Label STEP’s managing Director Reto Aschwanded agrees, ““We are excited about the partnership with Tamarian and proud to welcome one of the leading Tibetan rug brands as a new member. We believe it will not only benefit Tamarian’s weavers and artisans but will strengthen the sustainability of Nepal’s handmade carpet industry.”
For more info contact:
Ned Baker Marketing Director
A nice 60min run for your work and fun for this Labor Day Weekend. We appreciate and are grateful for our ability to work despite the Planet’s hardships and celebrate the many people woven into our world that make it possible. Paired with a glimpse of the NEW Zoe in PW Charcoal Flame, fresh work!
Wah Gwaan! Our friend and fellow Rugsmith Jonathan Lewis offers a DEEP list steeped heavily in the roots of reggae with side-trips to the mainlands. Paired with a detail shot of one of J-Lewz fav rugs, Cello TK Haze, we invite you to ‘Kick up Rumpus’ and take a journey!
Art, creativity, human expression all flow freely through many mediums connecting seemingly distant worlds together. Such are rugs, such is life. Our friend Fouad shares the passions for wool and song at the helm of Persian Rug Galleries in Nashua, NH as a 4th generation #ruglife stalwart.