links to internet sites are provided as a convenience to our readers;
they do not constitute endorsements. We do not link to sites when we
have credible evidence of their dishonesty, but many sites are omitted
for other reasons, the most common being that we don't know that they
exist. We would be grateful to learn of sites that ought to be added or
of any that are no longer functional.
Informational and/or Educational Sites
African Textiles Dealer site with lots of information and a wide
range of African textiles.
Conference on Oriental Rugs (ACOR) Organization of
North American oriental rug collector clubs. Arranges periodic
Antique Rug and
Textile Arts Association
and Collectibles Directory Directory of
dealers and resources for collectors of various types of antiques.
Rugs and Carpets Scholarly essay on the
history and significance of rugs and carpets in Armenia.
Rugs Society Organization devoted to the
appreciation of Armenian rugs.
Arts On-line journal for the study and exhibition of the arts
Asian & Tribal
Arts - Los Angeles A centralized source of information about
dealers and experts in tribal arts in the Los Angeles area.
Oriental Rugs A nice introduction for newcomers
to the rugs world.
Encyclopedia Multilingual site with lots of information about all
aspects of oriental rugs.
Old and antique Persian rugs, with reference material,
bibliograpy, articles and many photographs of Bijars.
Museum Textiles Extensive collection of images
Australia Home page of the Australian office of
the pioneering project undertaken to reestablish traditional weaving
methods in Turkey.
Paquin, "Silk and Wool: Ottoman Textile Designs in Turkish Rugs" A scholarly article by a
Ghereh Quarterly journal for rug collectors; English and
Society Rug collectors club in Sweden. In
English and Swedish.
Baba Club The oldest American rug collector
club, in New York City.
State Museum St. Petersburg (Russia)
museum. Home of the Pazyryk artifacts.
Italian language site with discussion forum.
Conference on Oriental Carpets
Baba Society Collector club, in Washington,
Kilims and other textiles, with articles and a discussion forum.
Articles, news and a wealth of resources in all fields of arts.
Mallett A very informative
site, operated by the leading authority on textile structures.
Textile Art Home page for Munich's annual
England Rug Society One of the more active
American rug societies. Site includes on-line exhibitions.
NonPlusUltra A commercial site that also includes articles,
schedules of upcoming events, and other informational content.
Rug Review A tabloid from 1981
through 1987, a color magazine until 1996, now in cyberspace.
Rugs, a Buyer's Guide Lots of information about
criteria for selecting rugs of various genres.
River Music Paul Smith: musician, composer, craftsman and collector
of tribal rugs.
Carpet Guide Dutch language blog introducing newcomers to
Persian carpets. The Google translator renders it in excellent
John Howe: Textiles and Text.
Dedicated to the distribution of virtual versions of The Textile
Museum’s “Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning” to a larger audience.
Richard E. Wright Research
Reports A scholar's notes on the nature and history of
textiles. Many images.
Farber Composer, conductor, playright,
textile collector invites visitors to get to know him and his work.
Concentrates on information likely to be useful to rug buyers and on
rug-related news items. Active forums, mostly oriented toward novice
San Francisco Bay
Area Rug Society
Large, active collector club, with on-line exhibitions on the site.
Elegant magazine devoted to the use of textiles in interior decorating.
Silk Road Foundation
Nonprofit educational foundation. Website is extremely rich in
information about the Silk Road, the cultures along it, and the history.
and Carpets Information-rich blog about oriental
rugs and related matters.
Museum Symmetry Exhibit A
great site authored by (among others) Carol Bier. It features a Textile
Museum exhibit on symmetry in oriental rugs. Interesting pieces,
Museum The home page of Washington's TM, featuring descriptions
of it's exhibitions, galleries, calendar and shop.
Museum of Canada Home page of Toronto's Museum for
Textiles, featuring descriptions
of it's exhibitions, galleries, calendar and shop.
Art Forum Turkotek-like site dedicated to tribal arts around
Textiles Photographer/textile collector's
record of her travels, mostly in southeast Asia, with a strong emphasis
on tribal textiles and their use.
Tugra Beautiful site, full
of information about Turkish calligraphic signatures.
Republics and Communities
Essentially a series of links, it is
just what it says it is: "The most complete guide to the Turkic world."
An almost overwhelming variety of information.
Society of Northeast Ohio An club promoting Turkish culture,
including rugs, with regular programs and lectures.
Carpets History, regional differences and ethnographic
significance of carpets in Turkey.
Main Carpets About the information rich
CD-ROM produced by Kurt Munkacsi, David d'Huerle and Peter Saunders.
Textiles Selections from an exhibition (in
North Carolina State University’s Gallery of Art and Design) and book
on ethnographic textiles.
Walk Turkey Travel service
offering guided tours.
of Beduin Weaving Informational site about
the weavings of the Beduins of North Africa.
of Tribal Arts On line version
of a "Journal of the Art, History and Culture of Traditional People."
Wide Weave Rug Society Informational Site
Jaina Mishra's site, with articles and exhibitions of textile art,
mostly from the Indian subcontinent.
Persian Rugs Persian rugs and pads, with online ordering and a
Rugs Ohio dealer in new rugs.
Nejad Antique Carpets
Fray Traditional hand-woven, naturally-dyed silk
textiles from the hilltribe artists of Laos and Vietnam.
Alberto Levi Italian dealer, with periodic exhibitions.
Alex Cooper Oriental Rugs
Maryland dealer, new and antique rugs.
Alrug On line dealer in new and
custom designed rugs.
Rug Gallery Belmont (Massachusetts) dealer
specializing in antique and tribal rugs.
Tibetan Rugs, Art and Textiles Nice site with
lots of background information on Tibetan artifacts.
Kilim Berbere French dealer specializing in
Moroccan weavings. Site is bilingual (English and French).
Sheep Carpets Dealer with showroom in Izmir, Turkey.
On line dealer in contemporary rugs, with general information about
Andreae Carpets and KilimsBukhara Carpets
Kazakhstan dealer in new and antique rugs.
Specializing in area rugs. Includes much information about
construction, materials, padding, etc.
Cappadocia based dealer in new and old rugs, with virtual museum on the
Vista Swedish rug retailer.
Rug, Inc. California dealer in new and antique rugs.
known Istanbul dealer, with live and on-line exhibitions of antique
Mariani: Old and Antique Tibetan and Chinese Carpets Many images and a nice list of books on the subject.
Seref Ozen, Istanbul dealer in antique textiles.
Collectics Directory linking to
and rating sites featuring various types of collectibles.
Gallery "Mr. Bijar", Massachusetts dealer and author, John Collins.
Center Collectibles and carpets primarily in the mid-range.
Rugs Australian on-line dealer in neew and old rugs.
Levine Oriental Rugs
M. Reuben Dealer specializing in Turkmen rugs.
Marquand: Oriental Rug & Textile Books An
established dealer in oriental rug books.
Floor Area Rugs
Oriental Rugs New York area dealer, with retail and wholesale divisions.
Oriental Rugs Lohr (Bavaria) dealer in modern and antique oriental
Modern Modern area and outdoor rugs.
Decorative articles, rugs and kilims from eastern Europe and Turkey.
Eiland's Oriental Rug Company Informative site by the well known
California dealer, with periodic articles and essays.
and Kocabiyik, Publishers
Publishers of elegant books on Byzantine and Ottoman art and
architecture, including 13th-18th century Anatolian textiles.
Sells wholesale and retail.
On line retailer of hand woven and machine made rugs.
eRug Gallery A "Learn About Rugs" section will be useful to
Oriental Rugs Vero Beach, Florida, dealer in new
and antique rugs, with periodic exhibitions and lectures.
Antique Rugs Content-rich site, including
periodic exhibitions, by a well known German dealer and author.
Gail Martin Gallery
Antique and modern textile art from around the world.
Wallen's gallery, in Philadelphia.
Mills Source for floor coverings and related
Source of supplies and instructions for rug weavers.
Great Area Rugs On line seller of
modern area rugs.
GT Arts A
directory to art and artist websites.
Tribal Textiles Boston dealer's collection of textiles from
Miami dealer, with some nice information for beginners.
Antiques Guide Links to sites about various
categories of antiques and arts.
General Dealer in rare books specializing in Islamic arts and
Memories Rug Store Turkish Carpets, kilims
and kilim cushions; wholesale and retail.
Istanbul kilim dealer. Nice background information on the subject.
Oriental Rugs On line dealer with new and older rugs, and a
quarterly magazine for newcomers.
Joe Loux Asian
and Tribal Art On line gallery of Asian tribal arts, including
on Oriental Rugs Articles, auction news, sales gallery, and
information about oriental rugs.
UK dealer in contemporary rugs.
Specialist kilim dealer in Paris. Site in French and English.
Dealer specializing in new and antique kilims.
Rug and carpet cleaning and repair.
Traditional Rug Repair New York City specialist in rug repair and
Kirishian Rugs and Decor
Rugs, accessories and related services.
Textile Art Vienna dealer in antique rugs and
Rugs and Carpets Dealer site specializing in carpets no smaller
than 10' x 14'.
Bazaar d'Orient Dealer site with a lot of
information about Turkish rugs.
Gallery of Antique Textile Arts
Oriental Rugs Dealer in antique and modern rugs, with useful
information about them.
Oriental Rugs Dealer site, with useful information for buyers.
British dealer site with useful information about weaving.
Tidur Textiles Beautiful, informative site dedicated to textiles of
Indonesia and nearby islands of southeast Asia.
Majik Carpets Jenny Gunay's project; western Anatolian rugs made by
traditional methods, for sale on-line.
Oriental Carpets Custom made oriental rugs.
Keshishian and Sons Well known DC dealer's
site, includes some articles.
Topical focus tours of Turkey, and some educational materials.
Dealer, large and varied on-line inventory.
Antoine Dealer in new and antique textiles; in Brussels. Site is
Company Chicago dealer in new and antique textiles, with periodic
Dealer specializing in new and custom-made rugs in the "modern art"
Modern Rugs Dealer in new rugs of various sizes and materials.
Yazdi Oriental Rugs Large dealership in Kansas City.
in antique rugs and textiles.
Nagel Auctions Stuttgart auction house,
has periodic sales of quality oriental rugs. Excellent images.
Area Rugs Contemporary rugs and rug padding.
Nazmiyal Collection Dealer
with showrooms in New York and New Jersey; modern and antique rugs.
Collection New York dealer and author, with
Christopher Wahlgren, San Francisco dealer in antique and new rugs.
Dealer in antique tribal rugs and kilims. Site in English and
Rug Traders Australian specialist in tribal rugs.
Tent Edinburgh dealer site, with short articles and book reviews.
Cleaning - RugWash.com Rug and carpet cleaning,
serving New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.
Persian rugs: identification, cleaning, general information
Old New House
Shop run by husband/wife team, with a focus on small antique and
vintage rugs and furnishings.
Tribal Rugs Group
Site operated by several Iranian dealers.
The Demanes family, Peoria, Illinois dealer in new and old rugs.
Rug Mart Victor, New York, Oriental rug dealer
of new rugs
and high quality reproductions of classic rugs.
Rug Repair Co. Repair
and appraisal of oriental and Navajo rugs.
Oriental Rug SiteRing
List of links to and news about member sites on oriental rugs.
Oriental Rugs California dealer in new (mostly) rugs, saddlebags
and trappings. Site includes interesting articles for potential buyers.
Industry Malina and Dodd Raissnia's Persian felt
rugs. Site includes a great film showing how felt rugs are made.
Carpet Care Carpet cleaning and repair in Houston, Texas.
Netherlands dealers; site in Dutch (English version is promised in the
Persian Carpet Gallery Some educational info about Persian rugs.
Carpet Sales Lists carpets for sale by various sellers.
Rugs Sales and information about Persian rugs.
Rugs Canada Toronto dealer.
Peter Linden Antique and modern rugs and textiles, with nice images
of the inventory. Located in Dublin (Ireland).
Pap Oriental Rugs
Respected dealer with showrooms in Dublin (New Hampshire) and San
Willborg Well known Stockholm dealer in antique
rugs and African art.
Reyn Staffel Oriental Rugs
Oregon dealer, mostly antiques and tribal textiles.
Rothstein & Co. New and antique Caucasian, Persian and other
Oriental rugs, and high-end home furnishings.
German auction house with on-line information
J. Giessmann Antique Rugs
cleaning and repair (London).
Book Shop Maryland
book dealer Paul Kreiss' extensive catalog of oriental rug books and
Exchange On-line seller of new oriental rugs.
Southern California dealer in new and antique oriental rugs.
Rug N Rug
Dealer site with some information about weaving and technical details
Rugman - Area
Rugs Commercial site, with tutorial and
information on rug selection and maintenance.
RugO'Land Lots of information about
rug types and rug cleaning, along with modern rugs for sale.
Website where dealers and collectors can list weavings for sale.
Rug Savings Seller of new rugs and related accessories.
Rugs as Art
Rugs HD Retailer
of contemporary and traditional style new rugs.
New and antique rugs, history and information.
North East On line dealer in modern designer and
hand woven rugs. Located in UK.
H Rugs Gallery New and antique rugs and kilims, restoration
Antique Textiles New Jersey dealer specializing in
antique and tribal rugs.
Galleries Brian McDonald offers quality material from a tiny
village in the Cotswolds.
Antique Rugs Antique and modern rugs and kilims.
Denver dealer with many educational events for new and experienced
Mehmet Ucar, Konya dealer, dye master and enterpreneur.
Sobhe Iranian carpet wholesaler.
van Assche Belgian dealer in tribal textiles and other tribal arts.
Custom Rugs and Axminster Carpet Designer/manufacturer
of custom rugs and Axminster carpet.
Antique carpets dealer in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Carpets German dealer specializing in antique rugs and kilims.
Trading Company Saul Barodofsky's shop in Charlottesville,
Virginia; tribal and rustic rugs.
Rugs On-line retailer.
Zurich seller of new and antique rugs and carpets. German
Textile Gallery Michael Franses' site with beautiful, scholarly
Textiles as Art Beautiful site
from a dealer with an extremely diverse range of Asian textiles.
Thanakra Paris dealer
specializing in Moroccan textiles, with nice travel photos and periodic
Thomas Cole Well
known dealer/author specializing in antique tribal rugs and textiles.
R. Paddock Oriental Rug Exchange Dealer in
Collection British on-line dealer in various antiques, including
Dealer in Tibetan rugs, crafts and jewelry.
Tribal Ethnic minority textiles from southwest China and tribal art
from southeast Asia.
Monsoon Crafts and rugs from south Asia.
Asia Author David Howard's site, with tribal artifacts for sale and
for rent, and an excellent directory of information sources.
at Rimea.net Collector with rugs to trade and sell, as well
as information to share.
Antique Carpets Informative site, by one of the leading authorities
on northwest Persian and Caucasian rugs.
Folk Art Dealer; mostly Turkish folk art, but
includes artifacts from other western and central Asian regions.
Rug Company Dealer in Nigde, Turkey.
Dealer in Rome.
Quote Cleaning Directory of in-home rug cleaners in Australia.
Crafts Uzbekistan dealer in new and old central Asian crafts.
de Wit Netherlands dealer in new and antique rugs.
Dutch language site.
Rugs Dealer in Dublin, Ireland.
Wovensouls Jaina Mishra's gallery of antique
textiles, jewelry and folk art.
Istanbul dealer in rugs and kilims.
Schwitter (PTY) Limited Perhaps the leading
dealer in South Africa.
Belgian dealer. Site is in English and Dutch.