The first Karastan Oriental rug was 'born' in 1928, on April the 8th at 2:02 a.m. It was the beginning of brand of carpets and rugs which literally last forever. When the Marshall Field's company invented, after 7 years of working, the first powered loom that could really imitate the hands of a seasoned master weaver they probably didn't realize that they had worked a miracle. In a few years the whole system was perfected to the most insignificant detail. The loom could weave or tuft the carpet, the materials used were impeccable (New Zealand wool, silk etc.), skein-dyed yarns - it was fast, more accessible and of extremely high quality.