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Strata – Architectural Modern Persian Carpet – Gray-Brown, Cream Wool - overall Photo

Staff Pick – Strata

When introducing new customers to our incredible collection of carpets, our Architectural collection constantly catches the eye. In this week’s Staff Pick, we will be examining Strata. Intriguing audiences with its large-scale architectural...
Cream and Black Modern Hunting Scene Carpet Photo

Inspiration Everywhere – Hunting Scene

When looking for inspiration for his modern carpet designs, owner and lead designer Bahram Shabahang discovers the ideas for his carpet designs all around him. Dive into this week’s “Inspiration Everywhere” to...
The floral pattern in the field of this Senneh prayer rug shows red, yellow, blue, and pink flowers on soft green stems

Senneh Prayer Rug – Find it at the Met

This week's blog dives into the history and magnificent design of an 18th century Senneh Prayer Rug currently housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Continue reading to learn more...
a group of men sitting around a sofreh haftseen

Nowruz – A Celebration of the New Year

Spring has sprung! And for Persian people around the world, the spring equinox brings with it the celebration of Nowruz. Read this week’s blog to learn the symbolism behind this...
Antique Haji Jalili Carpet side border detail photo up close center medallion detail photo

A Brief History – Haji Jalili Carpets

Renowned for their divine design and quality, Haji Jalili carpets are among the most sought-after Persian antiques. Why are they so special? What about these carpets makes them superior to...
3' x 5' Persian Qashqai Carpet Featuring King Bahram vs. The Lion Overall Photo

Antique Spotlight – Qashqai Persian Carpet Featuring King Bahram and the Lion

Storytelling has long been a sacred pastime, passed down from generation to generation. Within Persian culture, storytelling is common amongst textiles, especially within Persian carpets. In this week's Antique Spotlight, read to...
Antique Persian Bakshaish carpet interior field detail photo

Staff Pick – Antique Persian Bakshaish Carpet

With thousands of hand-knotted carpets in our inventory, you never know what jewels may be waiting within the collection. When it comes to antique carpets, many may not consider them...
Orley Shabahang - Map Collection Carpet overall photos

Inspiration Everywhere – The Map Collection

With such a vast collection of fabulous contemporary carpets, it is finally time we look at one of our most impressive and creative carpet series, the Map Collection. With two-...
Ghashghai Carpet Overall photo

Staff Pick – Vintage & Traditional Ghashghai Carpet

Surrounded by thousands of carpets of varying provenance, we sometimes take for granted the captivating intrigue of tribal rugs. Here at Orley Shabahang, we learn through experience that the more...