SHOP ANTIQUE RUGS
Richard Afkari is a world-renown expert whose encyclopedic knowledge of carpets and rugs is held in the highest esteem and sought out by museum curators, auction house specialists, collectors, and clients. He can identify a rug’s origin not just by country, but also by city, and the specific workshop where the rug was made.
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For Any Design
Custom Carpets & Rugs
Whether a design is uniquely your own, or inspired by an image or a theme from our vast inventory, we collaborate with you in the selection of appropriate materials, color variations or pattern options to create a rug of any size specification.
Tradition + Imagination
Whether a design is uniquely your own or inspired by an image or a theme from our vast inventory, we collaborate with you in the selection of appropriate materials, color variations or pattern options to create a rug of any size specification.
$33.8 Million Rug.
Sotheby's Auction William A Clark Collection.
Conservation by Richard Afkari
Handmade carpets, rugs, and textiles, whether antique or modern, from wherever in the world they originated, are works of art. Each piece is unique, a testimony to time and place, a colorful composition achieved by the interplay of dyes, design, and materials through creative craftsmanship. The care of carpets, rugs and textiles -- whether cleaning, restoring, or conserving them -- requires not just specialized knowledge, but also proper handling and applied skills, in order to insure the preservation of their color, quality, character, and value.