Living in Martinsville, VA you are likely aware of Karastan Rugs. They are machine made rugs to rival hand knotted oriental rugs. And they were invented by Marshall Field & Co. in the 1920s. You can read about them at karastan.com and you can see an excellent selection of them at Pace Stone Rugs in Eden, N.C. Or take a peak online at pacestone.com. But the internet is made for wandering and the search for Karastan might lead you to the Fyke Collection of Afghan War Rugs in Calgary, Alberta. As it did me. Link: Ijaz Story, HERE and a blog HERE.