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New York City dealer in Persian, Caucasian, Turkish, Indian and European antique decorative and collectible rugs and carpets

Aubussons, Axminsters, Savonneries, Tapestries, Persian carpets and more at Metropolitan Carpet Gallery




In 1858 a factory of weaving hand knotted rugs was opened in the village of Killybegs in Donegal, Ireland.  Hand knotted rugs have continuously been knotted in this factory.  Designs were neoclassical and reproductions for museums and estates. 

With the popularity of Arts and Craft and Art Nouveau movements designs were adapted in large scales.