Karastan Rugs is the most widely recognized rug brand in the U.S. and with reason. Since the 1920’s Karastan rugs have become known in the industry as the “wonder rug”. There was an idea that machined rugs can never be as good as the hand woven rug. Karastan rugs disproved this at the World’s Fair of 1939-40. They had 9 million people walk on one of their machined rugs. Afterwards they cleaned the rug to show its integrity and ability to bounce back from so much wear and tear. The results amazed the patrons so much that they started to call Karastan rugs the “wonder rug”. That same quality remains today in every rug they sell..