NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2018 -- Obeetee, a world leader in hand-woven carpets, is debuting a modern, textural collection at BDNY at the Jacob K. Javits Center here, Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12. The collection, “Peacock Dreamscape,” is inspired by the Obeetee bungalow in the city of Mirzapur, the perfect respite from the beautifully chaotic streets of the nearby Varanasi, both tranquil and vibrant, the ultimate getaway. The signature piece, of the same title, is a multi-level, hand-carved tufted rug made of 100 percent New Zealand wool. This hand-tufted construction is a standard stitch and density that is ideal for both contract and residential, but with the modern, textural approach.
Included in the developments for the show is the new elevated “Kuba Moroccan” quality, a sophisticated high pile, hand-knotted rug with a construction that has been altered and engineered to be more suitable for contract and hospitality.
The Obeetee booth at BDNY was dressed in a hand-painted mural that illustrates a peacock in a dreamscape.
“We are very excited to be debuting this collection for the hospitality and contract markets and look forward to the many installations ahead,” said Patricia Ben-Zvi, President of Obeetee, Inc. (Obeetee North America).
OBEETEE is one of the world’s largest handmade rug manufacturers as well as one of the oldest hand-woven rug companies in the world. Founded as Oakley Bowden & Taylor in 1920, OBEETEE has grown to 650 permanent employees and works with 20,000 independent artisans who are engaged in weaving and processing our rugs in India. Thanks to their efforts, OBEETEE is the leading producer and exporter of hand-knotted, hand-tufted and flat-woven carpets in India. OBEETEE is the world’s first Woolmark licensee for hand-knotted carpets and the first company in the industry to quality for ISO 9001 certification.
OBEETEE has the greatest in-house capabilities of any rug producer in India, thanks to their modern dyeing plant and inspired design department. The OBEETEE color bank holds over 4,000 color-fast shades of wool. OBEETEE cares for the artisans and the environment as much as they care about the quality of their products. OBEETEE is the first industry company to receive the coveted SA 8000:2001 certification for Social Accountability and adheres to strict standards in every area of conduct, from working hours and collective bargaining to workers’ safety and health. OBEETEE strongly supports children’s education, access to sanitation and the economic empowerment of women in the villages where it operates. The carpet leader’s environmental programs reflect its progressive manufacturing framework and conserve water and other natural resources. Internationally recognized as the premier source for the finest of handmade carpets in India, OBEETEE has received countless national awards for being the country's largest and most reputable exporter. OBEETEE Pvt. Ltd. is based in Mirzapur, India, on the Grand Trunk Road between Delhi and Kolkata. Progressive, dynamic and ethical, OBEETEE is constantly striving to offer the best quality products and a lifetime of beauty and delight to its customers.