Kirishian’s Rugs is a well known Rugs Manufacturer in the US. Their history began 100 years ago, when the grandparents of Richard Kirishian began manufacturing hand knotted wool Oriental rugs in Sivas Armenia for export to America and Europe. At the turn of the century, Armenia was a troubled place. Civil wars and starvation drove thousands of Armenians to find new homes in other countries. My grandparents sold all their belongings, including centuries old treasured rugs made by my ancestors, to pay for passage to the United States where they started over and continued to make rugs in the traditional styles.