News brief: Karastan 'Wonder Rug' at Las Vegas Market
August 2, 2011
Karastan Rugs is displaying its World’s Fair “Wonder Rug” at its new showroom located at C-312 in the World Market Center in Las Vegas.
“We are an American rug company that has stood the test of time, and we celebrate the quality of our products that also stand the test of time,” said Steve Roan, president of Karastan Rugs. “This rug was created for the entrance to the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair and is a testament to the quality and workmanship of Karastan. Five million attendees walked across the Wonder Rug. One year later Karastan cleaned one half of the rug to show the world that the rug’s amazing quality and beauty was just a wash away.”
In 1939, Karastan put the exact same rug to the test again. During the New York World’s Fair, more than 9 million people walked over the same rug. Again one half of the rug was cleaned to reveal the original beauty.