Founded in 1926 by brothers Basil J. Couri and George J. Couri, Couristan, Inc. has been privately owned and operated for two generations; the ?Couri Brothers? specialized in importing handmade rugs from Persia. Some of the first rugs were imported from the ancient city of Smyrna, now part of Turkey; the company affixed trademark labels composed of the surname ?Couri? and the suffix ?stan? which referred to the region of small weaving villages where the rugs originated ? the result was Couristan?. Over time the company imported hand-hooked rugs from China and hand-braided rugs from Japan; today they import handmade rugs from China, India, Nepal and Pakistan. In addition to hand-made rugs, Couristan? imports machine-made rugs from countries including Belgium, Turkey, China and Poland, providing beautiful d‚cor solutions for every room of your home. The product line includes accent rugs, area rugs, indoor/outdoor rugs, runners and more. Couristan? - the foundation of any great room.