Mohawk rugs have for more than 120-years, been synonymous with
exquisite craftsmanship. Mohawk's artisans have for all this time used
their very skilled hands to create an array of breathtaking colors,
innovative styles and variety of textures that have enhanced the homes
of generations of Americans.
Mohawk rugs and carpets had their beginning in 1878 when four industrious Shuttleworth
brothers, in joint a joint venture, brought 14 second hand looms from England
to Amsterdam, New York. They sweated, persevered, prospered, and in 1902
incorporated as the Shuttleworth Brothers Company. By 1908, the young
company expanded to five buildings and at the same time introduced a
new carpet called Karnak. It enjoyed instant success and phenomenal
first year sales growth. Overwhelmed with the demand for new orders,
another building was constructed in 1909 to handle the Karnak product
exclusively. Weavers worked four and five years, remarkably without changing either
the color or the pattern on their looms. Still, the demand for Karnak
continued and with it grew the fame of the Shuttleworth Brothers Company
and its reputation for quality carpet craftsmanship.
Mohawk rugs would eventually emerge as a result of a convenient
merger of two aggressive and similar companies. It began in 1886, in another section of the city,
where four experienced carpetmen pooled their resources to form a carpet-making venture of
their own named McCleary, Wallin and Crouse. By 1918, the company had
expanded to produce not only Smyrna rugs, but had acquired or built an
Axminster Mill, a Tapestry Mill, and a dye house. In 1915, the Red Star
Mill was rebuilt, as was the Park Knitting Mill.
In 1920, the two firms, Shuttleworth Brothers Company and McCleary,
Wallin and Crouse, merged to form this very company. They
became the only textile mill in the United States to produce all domestic weaves
of carpet: Wilton, Axminster, Velvet and Chenille. In the years to
follow, they would take full advantage of this unique position. New products
and colors were introduced such as its line of "Wash" Axminsters that
resemble expensive handmade orientals. In Chenille, their creation of
the "Wheel of Life", installed at the Waldorf Astoria in 1938, became a
must see for craftsmen in the industry.
Mohawk rugs are truly an evolution of creative effort and artistic
expression. They continue to set the standard in quality, style and
color. If you've recently purchased a flooring textile for the bath, or
other room of the house, bedspread, throw or decorative pillow in the
last year, there is a good chance you already own a product of theirs.
Their manufacturing of these products takes place in a multi faceted
home textile company located in Sugar Valley, Georgia. They distribute
products under other well known labels such as Karastan, and Goodwin
Weavers, as well as many of the most popular private brands of retail
They've made it extremely easy to create a more comfortable home with all
of the coordinated styles and colors throughout their designs. They
sincerely want to be your choice when you are shopping for furnishings
that create a comfortable relaxing home while staying within your personal
budget. Their stylists design for the way we live our lives today, so
when you are looking for great style at relaxed prices look for their
brand logo and buy with confidence.
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