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The Persian Carpet Offering A Of Range Services To Suit Your Rug Needs

Oriental Rugs For Sale Online and In-Store

Dealing in fine oriental rugs is what we do best. You could even say it is our raison d’etre, or at the very least, our passion. We love oriental rugs - the manifold variety of design, the many materials used, the diversity of knots and weaving styles, the antique and the newest styles, the depth of history these rugs represent and the exciting new directions rug production is taking.

Since 1976, The Persian Carpet has provided Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Burlington and Greensboro with the most impressive selection of oriental rugs in the Carolinas. With an inventory of over 7000 rugs we carry the largest range of fine hand-knotted rugs anywhere between Washington and Atlanta. We specialize in all of the following types of rugs:

  • Antique Persian Rugs
  • Antique Caucasian Rugs
  • Antique Chinese Rugs
  • New Hand-Woven Reproductions of Antique Rugs
  • Modern and Contemporary Designed Rugs
  • Tibetan Rugs
  • Arts & Crafts Rugs
  • Craftsman Style Rugs
  • Southwestern Designed Rugs
  • Needlepoint and Aubussons
  • Runners
  • Round and Square Rugs
  • Oversize Rugs
A rug room at the Persian Carpet

Experienced Staff

Service isn’t service without good staff! Our foremost goal at The Persian Carpet is to find our clientele exactly the right rug for their needs. Aside from the necessary extensive inventory we have well-informed and courteous staff who have a wealth of knowledge about rugs at their disposal. The staff at The Persian Carpet can speak to you competently about everything from how a rug is made on a loom and the history of Persian Rugs, to the latest products available on the market.

Our knowledge and experience will insure that you select the right size, design, and colors. If we do not have the perfect carpet in stock, we will locate and acquire a carpet just for you. Our staff is always available for free consultation on any question regarding oriental carpets. To learn more about our sterling staff click here.

Free In-Home Trials For Local Customers

We offer free in home trials to our customers located in the Triangle and Triad of NC and never charge a restocking fee.

Free Shipping

We offer free shipping on any rug going UPS Ground Service within the Continental United States with a $500 minimum purchase. When it comes to shipping rugs that can amount to a nice chunk of change in savings! If customers require rugs sooner they can be expedited for a fee. Overnight delivery is available. The Persian Carpet ships rugs worldwide via UPS, fully insured.

Rug Appraisals

Written appraisals, for insurance purposes, equitable distribution or liquidation, are available by Professor Doug Lay, Ph.D., Oriental Rug Retailers Certified Rug Appraiser.


Oriental Rug Cleaning

We offer expert on-site cleaning for a variety of rug types specializing in cleaning antique and handmade oriental rugs. You can drop your carpet off at our Durham store or arrange for it to be picked up. Our cleaning service employs the highly efficient Auserelian System. Rugs are thoroughly dusted, then washed in cold water with a shampoo specially formulated for oriental rugs. Urine and many other stains may be removed. Long-term mothproof treatment is available. Click here to learn more about our rug cleaning services.

Oriental Rug Repair

Our rug repairman is an expert at fixing most minor rug problems, such as worn edges, pile loss on the ends and small holes from wear. We ship rugs to trusted sources for any major repair. A large variety of wool yarn is stocked for repairs. Click here to learn more about our rug repair services.

Oriental Rug Pads

We custom cut padding. Several types of pads for carpets over hardwood or tile floors are available. We also install double-sided adhesive padding for use on wall-to-wall carpeting.

A Durahold Rug Pad Rug padding being trimmed A Vantage Rug Pad

Oriental Rug Information and Education

We provide much additional information on all aspects of oriental rugs in the Rugs 101 section of the website. We also provide comprehensive, informative, and educational lectures on oriental carpets for large or small groups. Topics in the past have included historical perspective; the weaving process; appraisal and evaluation; and origins and evolution of design. Lectures are supplemented with examples of carpets, textiles, and slides taken on trips to all of the weaving areas of Asia over the last forty-five years. Contact us to plan a lecture for your group.

Oriental Rugs To The Trade

We welcome inquiries from furniture and rug retailers who wish to carry our Arts and Crafts and Southwest Looms collections. If you would like to apply to become a Stocking Dealer and benefit from the many advantages associated with this status click here. If you are a Designer and would like to apply for Designer status and receive the many associated benefits please click here. Please contact Cynthia McLaren at (919) 489-8362 for further information.