Armenian Rug Society – Press Release

On Saturday, February 9, 2008, John Megerian of Megerian Rugs, was elected as the President of the Armenian Rug Society. John Megerian personally thanked all board members for their trust and discussed the goals of the ARS for the coming years. Among some of the upcoming goals....(Read More)

Hali Issue 154 Megerian Rugs Article
Initially, Megerian Rugs' focuse was soley on selling new and antique rugs. However, over time, they began to apply their extensive understanding of natural dyes, wool characteristics and Old World knotting techniques to restoring customers' existing antique Persian, Aubussons, Savonneries and other types of rugs. Then as time went on and antique oriental rugs becoming scarcer, Megerian expanded the business in the early 80's taking their expertise directly to the loom to produce delicately modified reproductions of antique originals successfully blending Old World craftsmanship with today's design aesthetics. A highlight of Megerian production is that each design is copyrighted and signed to mark its high end-quality and individuality.(Click To Read More)

Raffi Megerian presented with Gold Medal of Honor!
On December 13, 2007, the President of the Parliament (National Assembly) of the Republic of Armenia, the Honorable Tigran Torosian, presented Raffi Megerian, the President of Megerian Rugs, with Gold Medal of Honor for his efforts in revitalizing the handmade rug production industy in Armenia. This was only the seventeenth time in Armenia's history that a Gold Medal of Honor had been awarded by the Parliament (National Assembly) of Armenia... (Read More)

   
In All Friendship
   

Austrian Skylines (July -August 2006)

   
Austurian Skyline July August 2006
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he Megerian family emigrated to the United States in 1917, where they established themselves in the carpet trade. Four years ago they acquired a bankrupt Armenian carpet factory.

As Raffi Megerian, president of what has since grown into a global carpet empire puts it: We are Armenians and love our country.We wanted to help, so we made a commercial commitment here as soon as possible'

Raffi was himself born in Armenia, emigrating with his parents in his youth. Does he miss home? 'I had an increasing desire to see my homeland. The feeling of returning to Armenia after so many years was indescribable' Raffi, a modest man in a smart suit, is clearly happier talking about his carpets than himself. 'Carpet weaving has a long tradition in Armenia.

We have reintroduced the ancient weaving tradition that has been handed down to revive this classic style"

   

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In All Friendship

   
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Armenian Odyssey
   

Rug News (November 2005)

   
Rug News November 2005
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egerian Brothers, in cooperation with the Government of Armenia, the Sardarabad Museum in Armenia, the Armenian Rug Society, Collectors of
Armenian rugs and with the support of AmericasMart, has organized an exhibition of old and new Armenian rugs.

   

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Armenian Odyssey

   
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A Letter From Armenia
   

Rug News (April 2003)

   
Rug News April-2006
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he Megerians have established a reputation among the people in these villages for paying good wages knots per inch/meters and a pay rate for production of meters/day that is considered by their workers to be fair, even generous. The result is a happy work force, an effective management team, a caring owner, an end product that captures the dignity and pride of a proud and dignified people. Is this Nation Building 101?”

   

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A Letter From Armenia

   
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