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Antique Rug Connection to make High Point debut

 Antique Rug Connection, High Point Market

CHINO, Calif. -- Antique Rug Connection, a handmade rug producer with facilities in Pakistan, will show for the first time in High Point at the upcoming Market in a 1,062-square-foot showroom at 200 N. Hamilton, Space 333.

During market, the company will introduce the Susani collection, which combines steely colors with "fun" accent tones, and will add new designs to the Platinum Oushaak & Kotaan line, the company announced.

Owned by husband and wife Nadeem Akbar and Mehnaz Rokerya-Akbar, Antique Rug Connection has sold semi-antique and antique rugs for nearly 25 years. The company started as a specialized repair facility before evolving to its current business of reproducing antique-look rugs.

"For many years, we operated a store in Los Angeles and did exhibitions throughout California," said Rokerya-Akbar, director of business development. "Recently, we refocused our business to concentrate on the design and production of high-quality, trend-setting, one-of-a-kind rugs sold through designers and upscale rug boutiques."

According to Rokerya-Akbar, the company's rugs employ eco-friendly manufacturing processes, materials and dyes.

Antique Rug Connection operates a for-the-trade appointment-only warehouse in Chino, Calif., where it maintains stock of its entire line. The company also does rug customization orders.

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