Loloi Rugs executives receive their 2012 AMCA award. Pictured left to right are: Kevin Malkiewicz, Amir Loloi, unidentified woman, Steven Loloi, Cameron Bagheri, another unidentified woman, and Cyrus Loloi. Photo courtesy of AmericasMart.


The winners of the 2012 America's Magnificent Carpet Awards (AMCA) were named at the recent Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show. The area rug winners, who were selected from the market's Museum of Introductions (MOI) gallery by an independent panel of judges, were announced and presented by AmericasMart.

The 2012 AMCA winners are:

Handmade:$0–08 per square foot,Harounian Rugs International; $8.01 – 16 per square foot,Jaipur Rugs; $16.01+ per square foot, Tibet.

Hand-knotted:$0 - 30 per square foot,FJ Kashanian; $30.01 - 50 per square foot,AMER; $50.01 - 100 per square foot,French Accents$100.01+ per square foot,Creative Touch.

Power-loomed:$0 – 100 per square foot,KAS Oriental; $100.01 – 200 per square foot,Oriental Weavers; $200.01 – 400 per square foot,Dynamic Rugs; $400.01 – 800 per square foot,Momeni; $800.01+ per square foot,Michaelian + Kohlberg.

Indoor/Outdoor:Loloi.

Licensee:Tufenkian Artisan.