Couristan, a company that provides handmade and power-loomed rugs, was founded in 1926 by Basil J. and George J. Couri as an importing business. The company specialized in Persian area rugs, though it also imported area rugs from India, hand-hooked rugs from China, and hand-braided rugs from Japan. ... Read More Today the company offers more than 35 collections of imported rugs inspired by original handmade rug designs. Couristan products include power-loomed area rugs, handmade area rugs, outdoor area rugs, residential carpet, roll runners, and specially shaped rugs. Popular power-loomed rugs include the Dolce Collection Brown and Gold Piccolo Rug, made of a mold- and mildew-resistant material suitable for indoor and outdoor use. The flat-weave rug is made with 100-percent fiber-enhanced polypropylene and polyester. Handmade rug options include the Jangali Rug, which features a .28-inch-thick pile, 100 percent wool, and hand-knotted yarn fringe on each end. The rug is meticulously hand-knotted by Indian weavers using a thick mix of New Zealand and Ghazni semiworsted wools. Other popular options include the hand-loomed Lagash Natural Rug from India and outdoor rugs like the Bayview Margate Rug, which is power-loomed in China and features a weather-resistant, UV-stabilized material to withstand the rigors of outdoor use.