“Each rug has a story. Immersing yourself in the where, the who, and the why … I can’t imagine anything more beautiful.” – Christin
About Christin Terrell
“Each rug has a story” is Christin Terrell’s personal motto. She began her career in Oriental rugs, having been deeply influenced by childhood experiences with rugs. Christin, even at a young age was captivated, training herself as a child to spot the differences in dyes and weave constructions. The details, craftsmanship and tradition affected her deeply.
She began traveling directly to the source in an endless quest for these magic carpets. Having taught herself Turkish, she and her husband, Trenton began making regular sourcing trips abroad.
“It was like figuring out a puzzle. I already knew the subtleties of the rugs and their details and processes, but traveling to the source was like a codex of understanding the why, the how and the everything of the rug. Seeing the people who dye by hand, the shepherds who care for the sheep… It gives a vibrant understanding of not just the process, but the people, the history, the tradition.”
While many people look at a rug and see only the vibrant colors, intricate patterns and apparent age and history, Christin sees the beauty and durability of its origins and every pair of hands and bead of sweat that went into making the rug; “Immersing yourself in the where, the who, the why… I can’t imagine anything more beautiful.”