This Week In History At Colony Rug…

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This week in 1960, Colony Rug made news for braided a rug, that at the time was believed to be one of the largest ever made. Below is an excerpt from the Patriot Ledger Newspaper from December 22, 1960.

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The generous measurements of this giant rug are 10 by 24 feet or 240 square feet…. It took four women four months (a total of between 1,800 and 1,900 working hours), 3,600 feet of tubular wool braiding and 7,600 feet of thread to finish. The finished product weighs approximately 250 pounds.

Given a valuation of $2,500 by Gregory Yacubian, proprietor of the Colony Rug Company and director of the undertaking, the rug is not for sale. It was made to order by the company for private customers…..

50 years later Colony Rug is still customizing rugs and carpets to fit the needs of our clients. Visit our store at 195 Columbia Road, Hanover, MA.


  1. Nice post! Very nostalgic too!

    • Thanks Bev! Yes, I was pretty proud to have come across this article on my grandfather and Colony Rug Company. It’s always nice to be reminded about early successes of the business. Best, Paige

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