AmericasMart presented tonight its Magnificent Carpet Awards at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show. Winners have been named in the hand hooked / hand tufted, hand knotted/flat weave, machine made, outdoor, licensee and antique Rug categories as selected by industries experts. Rugs were submitted to the market museum of introductions for the award consideration.

The 2018 winners are:

Hand Knotted/ Flat Weave, $0-$30 per square foot:


Couristan – Karuna Rug

Hand Knotted / Flat Weave, $30.01- $50 per square foot.

Capel Rugs – Makrana

Hand Knotted / Flat Weave $50.01-$100 per square foot.

Kakaty Rugs – Reverie RR-011 Zinc/Azure

Hand Knotted/Flat Weave, $100.01 + per square foot.

Creative Touch – Sivas Silk

Hand Knotted/Hand Tufted

Kaleen Rugs- Chancellor

Machine Made, $0-$200 per square foot.

Surya – Harput Rug

Machine Made, $400+ square foot



Couristan – Ikat/Galapagos Rug


Nourison Industries – L’artist Noir


Orientalist Home Antique

The awards ceremony was accompanied by a beautiful reception with great food and music. Congratulations to the winners!