About Country Braid House
George and Marion Jurta were the founders of Country Braid House. George was a great admirer of his mother-in-law’s hand braided rugs. He was fascinated by the repetitive motion required to make the braid and decided to build something to ease the task. In 1968 he patented his braiding machine and Country Braid House was born. The business continues to this day with Jan and Wayne Jurta having taken over the helm and greatly expanded the business to include braided rugs in many shapes and sizes, as well as hooked and used hand braided area rugs. Our showroom and workshop are open to the public and we enjoy sharing the history of braided rugs, and how we design and create our rugs today.
Our rugs have been featured in multiple magazines including: Veranda, Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, House & Garden, Traditional Home, Southern Accents, Western Interiors, Country Living, Yankee Magazine, Elle Décor, Hamptons Cottages and Gardens and The New York Times Magazine. Such a wide range of publications shows that braided rugs have been pulled out of Grandma’s closet and re-interpreted in a variety of ways as they continue to keep their warmth and appeal. See In the Press.