I had been employed in the Oriental rug trade since 1959 and when I first
started my own business in 1966 it was buying and selling old and antique Oriental rugs. The previous
two years had been spent working for Mustapha Avigdor born in 1879, one of the luminaries of the Boston
Oriental rug trade. He was renowned as a specialist dealer in antique Oriental rugs long before it was fashionable.
His inventory of Antique Oriental Rugs, much of which he had acquired over decades, was large and comprehensive
in all sizes including palace sized carpets. My full access to this "study collection" was a rare opportunity
that formed the basis for my education and enthusiasm. While the supply of old and antique Oriental rugs
continues to diminish we always have a few good pieces to offer which we purchase from our cleaning clients
Starting in Turkey with The D.O.B.A.G. Project (a Turkish acronym for Natural Dye Research and Development Project)
some years ago, there has been a veritable renaissance of traditional weaving practices throughout the rug
producing countries of the East. The success of this project, along with the astronomical rise of antique
rug prices gave impetus to a cultural revival of weaving reproductions of highly desirable antique rugs
utilizing vegetable dyed and hand spun wool. We have an exemplary selection that I have chosen based on
my experience and knowledge of what a good antique rug should look like in color and design. Our collection
represents reproductions of some of the best weaving centers such as of SERAPI, KARAJA, SULTANABAD, and
legendary master weavers such as Hadji Jalil and Zeigler.