Tamarian Social Playlist #23-Classic Covers⁠

Séance TK150 Sun Ray detail

We respect the past and the CLASSIC works of art that drew us in but also learn a great deal from how others interpret something that stands so strong on its own. Respect to the past with an offering of something new, an evolutionary process that allows many voices to expand a single idea into many. These covers speak to this phenomenon and the accompanying “Séance TK150 Sun Ray” is offered as an example of our contribution to “covering the classics”, with our fresh take on classic geometric motifs. Smiling sunlight palette to remind us to ENJOY EVERYTHING!



Designed by Baltimore Artist Annie Howe

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

Tamarian Social Playlist #19- Fall HP MKT 2020

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!

Lamina VW Multi is a wool & silk with playful textural elements and a varied color palette offering many paths of inspiration.
Lamina VW Jubilee is an alt color way in the same wool & silk quality.
Lamina VW Multi in all its glory!

Tamarian Social Playlist #18-Tamarian house band Dickens & Ballsworth 2019 NYC Setlist

One year ago, Tamarian house band Dickend & Ballsworth dropped a hefty set of music on a crowd of rug industry mainstays.

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.

Kids in The Hall alum Kevin McDonald is SUING Dickens & Ballsworth!!!!
Tamarian house band Dickens & Ballsworth perform at an NYC loft party 2019.


Tamarian joins Label STEP as Licensed Partner.

Aligned with the non-profit’s stated mission to improve working and living conditions for weavers and workers, Tamarian sees STEP’s holistic approach to addressing problems in the industry as the most effective way to cause positive change.

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



Labor Day 60 min Play

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!

The design ZOE interpreted in our textural “Phoenix Weave” in Charcoal Flame palette.

Tamarian Social Playlist #16- Jonathan Lewis’ Esoteric Musings of the Marginally Unhinged

Detail of design Cello Tk Haze available in standard sizes and several other palettes. http://www.tamarian.com

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!


Tamarian Social Playlist #15-Fouad Mahfuz’s “Live Free or Die”!

A detail of our NEW design Reyes PW Discus http://www.tamarian.com

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.