Welcome to Jewel Rugs
The roots of our family's involvement in rugs and antiques traces back to the 1880s in Persia. During that time, demand for exotic imports of the Orient increased enormously in the West, with rugs quickly becoming a sought after article for the respectable home.
In the 1930s, our family established its headquarters in the historical Grand Bazaar of Tehran, and shortly thereafter opened a second showroom on Ferdowsi Avenue, located in the heart of Tehran’s financial and retail district. Due to our family's well respected reputation and expertise, we sold merchandise to foreign diplomats and high ranking government officials, and exported many fine rugs to Switzerland, France, Belgium and other European countries.
In the late 1970s, our family relocated to New York, where we continued the business in Manhattan, focusing primarily on selling wholesale to other retailers.
In 2010, we began selling online on eBay, allowing us to sell fine carpets at more affordable, wholesale prices without any middlemen, giving more Americans the opportunity to become collectors and owners of fine handmade carpets.
In 2020 we began our Etsy store and our website, which brings our 140+ years of experience in the rug business back full circle.
Political unrest in the late 1970s in the Middle East led to large levels of emigration to the United States. Aziz continued to be involved with rugs while in America. See photo to the left, dated February 28, 1991, taken in our store in Manhattan, NY.