understand the concept behind Caravan Classics, one first needs to understand
a little about the modern rug market.
The 1980s found the market in a state of decline. Chemical dyes,
low grade, machine-spun wool and out-dated designs dominated production.
Around that time a few visionary men sparked what is now referred to
as a Renaissance in the modern rug market. This they did
by returning to the old way of rug making by using vegetable dyes and
superior quality hand-spun wool. That was nearly 30 years ago, and these
few individuals paved the way for todays resurgence in high-end
Classics was founded in 1999. At the outset we observed that one of
the world's major weaving centers was hardly participating in this Renaissance,
and that the traditional designs from this weaving center were being
The weaving center in question is China, and the designs from this remarkable
culture are known as classical Chinese carpets.
At Caravan Classics we specialize in the re-creation of classical Chinese
carpets using 100% natural dyes and superior quality hand spun wool.