Rug being made in Turkey, 1976
Susan Gomersall of Kea Carpets and Kilims was one of the Pitch Presenters at our February Design Evening. Long time fans of her store
, it was so great to hear her story. Who would have know this unassuming lady was once basically a rug smuggler! Click above for a few of her rugs and below for a video about her life and inspiration. Click here for upcoming Design Evening details
Pitch Presenter: Susan Gomersall
About:"Originally hailing from Britain, Susan Gomersall's fine arts studies took her to Greece, and an adventure into Turkey led to her great love and enthusiasm for Kilims and the people who weave them. This love led to her eventual career as an importer. Her company, Kea Carpets and Kilims, is located in New York City. She has become a renowned expert in the field, often invited to address rug and textile groups, including the Oriental Society at the University of Chicago.Susan has also authored a book about Kilim rugs."
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(Image credits: Kea Carpets and Kilims; Kea Carpets and Kilims; Henry Chen; Terlato Wines)