The Persian Carpet is a retail store offering a wide selection of new and antique Oriental rugs, kilims, needle points, aubussons and arts & crafts designs. The Persian Carpet is conveniently located off I-40/15-501 at exit 270. The Persian Carpet are retailers, manufacturers and importers of handwoven Oriental, decorative, and arts and crafts rugs. The Persian Carpet is a family owned business in the same location since 1976. We pride ourselves with our service motto: Oriental rug professionals serving you with honesty & integrity. Your finest source for antique and contemporary Oriental rugs, handmade rugs, Persian carpets, arts & crafts carpets, kilims and needlepoints in the Raleigh, NC area is The Persian Carpet.
Arts & Crafts
Our Arts and Crafts collection features a hand knotted from India using a special kind of wool imported from New Zealand. These carpets go well with English and American Arts and Crafts décor styles. Most designs are available in several different sizes from 4x6 all the way to 10x14. Some smaller sizes and hall runner styles are available in a more limited range of designs. Some of our designs can be produced in custom sizes if desired, must call for availability. Details and pricing for Arts and Crafts rugs
This 19th Century revival collection features Persian Heriz, Serapi, Mahal, Sultanabad, and Turkish Oushak designs of around 1880-1910. These carpets are made in India and Turkey using a hand spun yarn technique. To maintain the highest level of authenticity we select beautiful examples of these designs from our vast collection of antique carpets. We have managed to reproduce the designs exactly, matching every small detail, providing the look and feel of a true antique at a fraction of the cost of the original. Also available is the fabulous line of Oushaks from RUGS BY ROBINSON and true vegetable dyed carpets from WOVEN LEGENDS made with hand spun wool.
Tibetan and Contemporary Collection
We are authorized dealers for the five major producers of Tibetan carpets - TUFENKIAN TIBETAN CARPETS, ODEGARD, THE TIBETAN RUG COMPANY, TAMARIAN TIBETAN CARPETS, and ROYAL INTERCONTINENTAL. Additional inventory of Tibetan weave carpets from both Nepal and India is stocked in a variety of classic, transitional and contemporary designs.
In addition to the extensive line of Kelims and Soumaks by NOURISON, we also carry one-of-a-kind, very affordable, new Chinese and Turkish Kelims hand-selected for their decorative appeal. We often have in stock antique pieces from Turkey, the Caucasus, and Persia as well as Bessarabians from Eastern Europe. Lastly, we are developing our own line of antique reproductions copied from beautiful, turn of the century designs. This line is exact in every detail including the use of vegetable dyes.
A tradition of Southwestern Iranian weavers, the Gabbeh carpet is produced by the nomadic Lori, Qashqai, and Bakhtiari tribes. Each one is an expression of the weaver as artisan. Gabbehs are made from the finest hand-spun Persian wool and vegetable dyes. Our stock is constantly changing as we buy and sell these unique carpets.
and Aubusson Collection
We are the sole authorized retail dealer in North Carolina for the fantastic ASMARA line of needlepoint, tapestry, and Savonille carpets. These textiles offer a wide range of old European classic and contemporary floral designs woven in a variety of textures and colors. RENAISSANCE and FRENCH ACCENTS collections of tapestries and aubussons are also represented.
and Semi-antique Carpets
This selection of decorative carpets and kilims is the most comprehensive in the mid-Atlantic region. We always maintain a diverse selection of formal and informal designs in a wide range of sizes. All pieces are one of a kind and include formal city designs and most tribal groups. They come in a great variety of sizes and colors from Iran, Turkey, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. Many of these rugs are of collectable quality. We also stock a superb collection of Art Deco Chinese carpets from the 1920s and 1930s.
These new carpets are based on traditional Persian designs, but are produced at a fraction of the cost of antique carpets. We maintain a diverse selection of styles, designs, and colors, that we import directly. Additionally we offer goods from many other nationally known importers, including ANTIQUE LOOMS and THE ABADJIAN COLLECTION. All inventory is top-of-the-line, first quality produced in India, China, Turkey, Pakistan, and Iran.
A large selection of discontinued and overstocked designs is always available at dramatically reduced prices. For example, many 9x12 size carpets are available for under $1000.00
Carpets (12x15 and larger)
Our inventory includes an extensive selection of very large antique, semi-antique, and contemporary production carpets.
This category is always changing as we discover new and exciting textiles on our trips to Asia. These include small decorative items suitable for gifts or home decoration. Some examples include tent bands, hanging lanterns, pillows, and Suzanis.
We offer the full line of Zaroufy brass stair rods and finials. This is a comprehensive line with a variety of styles and finishes from which to select.
Be assured that
all rugs sold by the Persian Carpet are
manufactured under international guidelines for child- free labor.
Staff: With over 125 years of combined experience, our staff is friendly and knowledgeable in every aspect of the Oriental rug business. We have four appraisers certified by the Oriental Rug Retailers Association (O.R.R.A.) examination.
Inventory: Our extensive inventory of over 6000 carpets is unmatched in the large variety of styles, designs, colors, and textures that we offer for every home decor. You will see hundreds of rugs that are unique to The Persian Carpet.
Design Assistance: Our years of experience will help you select the right size, design, and colors. If we do not have the perfect carpet in stock, we will locate and acquire a unique carpet just for you.
Approvals: We offer free in home trials and never charge a restocking fee.
Shipping: We ship UPS worldwide, fully insured.
and Repair: We offer expert cleaning and
Custom Production: We have designed and produced carpets since 1981, including special orders for unusual sizes, designs and colors.
Dealer Inquiries: We welcome inquiries from furniture and rug retailers who wish to carry our Arts and Crafts and Antique Reproduction lines of carpets. Please contact Bruce McLaren at (800) 333-1801 for further information.
Appraisals: The Persian Carpet staff includes four appraisers certified by the Oriental Rug Retailers Association accreditation examination.
Repair and Restoration: Our staff includes an on-site repairman, skilled in rug repair. We also offer full restoration services.
Cleaning and Mothproofing: Our on-site cleaning employs the highly efficient Auserelian System. Carpets are thoroughly dusted and washed in cold water. We can remove urine and many other stains. Our mothproofing process uses the most effective and long-term treatment available.
Pads: We offer Vantage (polyester PVC) and Durahold (thick) pads for hard wood or tile floors and Ruglock for wall-to-wall carpeting. All sizes are custom cut to your specifications.
Advice: Our staff is always available for free consultation on any question regarding oriental carpets.
Shipping: We offer packing and shipping of oriental carpets worldwide.
Lectures: We gladly provide comprehensive, informative, and educational lectures on oriental carpets. These have included: historical perspective; design weaving and finishing; appraisal and evaluation; and origins and evolution of design. These lectures are supplemented with examples of carpets, textiles, and slides taken on trips to all of the weaving areas of Asia over the last 40 years. Lectures can be arranged for large or small groups.
Tips to Maintain Your Oriental Carpet
If you follow these suggestions, your carpet will look beautiful, retain its value, and wear well for many years.
Appraisals, cleaning, repair. We buy old rugs.
Arts & crafts rugs, antique reproductions, expert cleaning, handmade rugs, Caucasian carpets, Gabbehs, restoration, needlepoint & aubusson, Persian carpets, repairs, Tibetan & contemporary, Turkish Tapestries, Oriental rugs, kelims, appraisals, shipping oversize carpets.
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