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Handmade Armenian Rugs Collection

Extremely Handmade by Tufenkian.

Our handmade Armenian rugs combine ancient craft and traditional designs with contemporary color palettes and a modern aesthetic. Artisans render intricate patterns and folkloric imagery in fine wool from the Caucasus Mountains, creating richly nuanced, unforgettable floor coverings.

Tufenkian’s Armenian carpets are considered among the finest hand knotted Armenian rugs produced today. Each rug represents a story. Once in your home, it becomes part of yours.

Handcrafted Masterpieces

More than two millennia before the travels of Marco Polo, Armenia had established itself as the world’s first rug-making culture. But after more than 70 years of Soviet rule, the rug-making tradition had nearly died out. James Tufenkian returned to the newly independent Republic of Armenia in 1993 to help revive its rug-weaving traditions. 

James brought traditional hand craftsmanship back into every stage of rug production by building on the remarkable wool of the hardy Armenian Balbas sheep. These rugs are entirely faithful to Tufenkian's production values. They’re imbued with a particular Armenian flavor and ancient weaving traditions.

Unique Contemporary Armenian Rugs

As an integral part of daily life, the art of rug weaving was fundamental to every Armenian household. Traditional Armenian rugs typically adorned the walls, beds, tables, and floors of Armenian spaces. Within the Tufenkian Armenian rug collection, you’ll discover designs upholding the same sacred symbols, religious concepts, and ancestral beliefs woven diligently by generations of skilled artisans.

Contemporary Armenian carpets blend tradition with remarkable creativity. Vibrant and harmonious, the rugs boast a bold color palette of once nature-derived hues—rich red, blue, green, ochre, and nuanced variations of different shades. Delicately muted tones in other variations offer a beautiful patina or charming subtlety in their designs.

The rugs in this collection feature distinct ornamental patterns pulled from an array of ceremonial, symbolic, and artistic motifs common in the Armenian arts, yet with a uniquely modern sensibility. Our contemporary Armenian rugs offer a fresh perspective on a time-honored craft through the balance of tradition and creative reinterpretation.

Premium Materials, Sustainable Practices

Tufenkian Armenian carpets stand as a testament to meticulous attention to quality. Crafting contemporary Armenian rugs requires a commitment to premium materials that ensures durability and longevity while reflecting the essence of luxury in appearance and feel. 

Artisans undertake each step in the production process with a deep respect for the craft and the environments from which these rugs originate. We utilize beautiful, responsibly sourced natural fibers, emphasizing sustainable practices in producing each Armenian rug in our collection. 

Our dedication results in a collection of unparalleled beauty that resonates with the values of responsible, conscious artisanship.

Discover Tufenkian Armenian Rugs

Premium wool and intricately detailed designs of Armenian carpets make them elegant enough to include in a dining room, grand enough for an entranceway, yet familiar enough to warm up a bedroom. With contemporary and antique Armenian rugs in our collection, you’ll find something to suit every space and design style, each infused with a history well worth the investment.

Elevate your space with the timeless allure of Armenian rugs. Explore the opportunity to customize your rug to your exact preferences and interior themes and experience the artistry of Armenian rugs with a Test Drive in your space. Talk to a Tufenkian rug ambassador to find the ideal rug for your design project.

Take a Test Drive

Try out any rug available in our online store free in your home for seven days on a Tufenkian Test Drive. Outbound shipping is included!

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Value by Design

Made with the finest natural materials and craftmanship, destined to last a lifetime and become more beautiful with age, our modern designs are timeless to match our quality, not trendy and fleeting. This assures that they will be appreciated and valued for generations.

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