About Collections

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In 1999, I started Classic Rug Collection, Inc.

I used the word “collection” because I envisaged rugs made in many different styles and techniques. Drawing upon my interest in historical sources and using my research skills, I have designed rugs based on American Primitive designs, the Gee’s Bend Quilt patterns, Art Deco motifs, and classic Eastern geometrics. I also create rugs using my own experiences and my imagination. Many of these ideas become one-of-a-kind custom rugs. All of my rugs use natural fibers and carry the Goodweave label. Goodweave inspects the looms of companies that agree to employ adults only. Through independent certification and rigorous inspections you know your rug is child-labor-free.

Today, I select from the finest rug manufacturers in the world to bring my designs to life. I commission hand-knotted New Zealand wool, pashmina, hemp, nettle, linen, banana, and silk rugs from Nepal; hand-tufted wool and silk rugs from Thailand and India; and flat-woven rugs in mohair from the USA and in wool from Portugal. In this way, I can find the technique—and the price point—that best suits my clients.

I think my motto sums up our goals – Outstanding Design. Highest Quality. The Ultimate in Personal Service.

Thank you for your interest in my rugs.

– Barbara Barran