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24
Oct 14

From the Crosspoint Collection: Rift

rift in desert taupe folded

The Great Rift Valley formed an ancient trade route that connected cultures, traditions and ideas.  Rift playfully interweaves a layer of subtly ridged vertical stripes over rich natural wools.

A collection of flatweave wool rugs that reinterprets traditional patterns in a unique dimensional construction. Jacquard-woven and hand-finished in Fall River, USA.

Crosspoint introduces a layered construction that creates a subtle interplay of tone and texture that feels luxurious underfoot. Five sophisticated styles, Jacquard-woven from natural wools. Available in six rich colorways and a choice of woven borders that are truly unique.

Rift as a woven border option

Rift is one of two woven border pattern options

rift desert taupe

Rift in Desert Taupe

rift foxglove

Rift in Foxglove

rift green olive

Rift in Green Olive

rift midnight

Rift in Midnight

rift in laguna

Rift in Laguna

Rift in Natural

Rift in Natural

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23
Oct 14

From the Crosspoint Collection: Ankara

Ankara in Green Olive folded

A modern spin on an Anatolian tribal pattern, Ankara is an elegant interplay of weaves and wools in a rich dimensional construction that balances texture and color.

A collection of flatweave wool rugs that reinterprets traditional patterns in a unique dimensional construction. Jacquard-woven and hand-finished in Fall River, USA.

Crosspoint introduces a layered construction that creates a subtle interplay of tone and texture that feels luxurious underfoot. Five sophisticated styles, Jacquard-woven from natural wools. Available in six rich colorways and a choice of woven borders that are truly unique.

Ankara Midnight with woven border

Ankara 10' x 8' with woven border

Ankara in Desert Taupe

Ankara in Desert Taupe

Ankara in Foxglove

Ankara in Foxglove

Ankara in Green Olive

Ankara in Green Olive

Ankara in Laguna

Ankara in Laguna

Ankara in Midnight

Ankara in Midnight

Ankara Natural

Ankara in Natural

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22
Oct 14

From the Crosspoint Collection: Serai

Serai Foxglove curve

A playful motif that evokes a Moroccan lantern, Serai takes its name from the Persian word for “dwelling,” and the caravanserai, or wayside inns that housed traders along the ancient silk roads.

A collection of flatweave wool rugs that reinterprets traditional patterns in a unique dimensional construction. Jacquard-woven and hand-finished in Fall River, USA.

Crosspoint introduces a layered construction that creates a subtle interplay of tone and texture that feels luxurious underfoot. Five sophisticated styles, Jacquard-woven from natural wools. Available in six rich colorways and a choice of woven borders that are truly unique.

Serai 10x8 with a woven border

Serai 10'x8' with a woven border in pattern Rift.

Serai Desert Taupe

Serai in Desert Taupe

Serai Foxglove

Serai in Foxglove

Serai in Green Olive

Serai in Green Olive

Serai Laguna

Serai in Laguna

Serai Midnight

Serai in Midnight

Serai Natural

Serai in Natural

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21
Oct 14

New from Merida: The Crosspoint Collection

Crosspoint woven borders

Globally Inspired. American Made.

Introducing Crosspoint, a bold new collection of American-made flatweave rugs inspired by traditional weaving techniques.

Crosspoint’s unique layered construction creates a subtle interplay of tone and texture. By interweaving a tonal pattern over a foundation of undyed heathered wool, the result is a flatweave rug with texture and depth that feels luxurious underfoot. Every rug in the collection is woven to order and hand-finished at Merida’s mill in Fall River, Massachusetts.

From unique hand finishing techniques to end-to-end customization, the Crosspoint Collection is an evolution of our heritage of craftsmanship and innovation. As Creative Director Roxanne Hanna says, “Like our Tailormade Collection, which debuted earlier this year, Crosspoint demonstrates our love for textiles and craftsmanship but take construction to an unprecedented level.”

Ankara in Green Olive

Ankara in Green Olive

She describes the design concept as a nod to the great weaving traditions. “The underlying story of textiles is an ongoing exchange of cultures and ideas. Each rug in the collection puts a modern twist on a traditional pattern, from the Anatolian-inspired Ankara to the Moroccan motif of Serai.” The collection is also a counterpoint to the Tailormade Collection in both construction and design. “Tailormade was inspired by classic menswear. Crosspoint is like a well-traveled companion, and that’s reflected in everything from the patterns to the palette and even the texture and feel of the rugs.”

Serai in Foxglove

Serai in Foxglove

The Crosspoint Collection initially offers five styles in six colorways, plus an extensive yarn palette for customizing colors. Crosspoint also introduces an innovative woven border option that adds an unexpected flourish. “We’re using modern techniques to emulate an age-old weaving tradition. The borders are designed and woven right into the rug, which is truly unique.”

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