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Welcome to The Persian Rug Shop

Travelling Persian Rug Shop

Take away the hassle of expensive rug stores & galleries and contact us for a specialist personal service. Tell us your requirements arrange a time and we can bring a selection of rugs to your home where you can view them in a relaxed atmosphere. We can even leave your choices with you for a few days. All obligation free.

Warehouse Appointments

Warehouse appointments can be arranged at our London warehouse where we have 1000’s of carpets, rugs and runners plus specialist oversized pieces for you to choose from all at a genuine low price. Pieces range from simple Nomadic designs to fine city pieces, we are sure you will find what you are looking for.

About Me

I live in Yorkshire and commute into London weekly. I also hold Persian Rug exhibitions and sales throughout the UK. Please get in touch to find a exhibition near you with over 3 generations of expertise in the rug trade no carpet is too hard to find. With no expensive overheads i can sell at genuine low prices.

“A beautiful carpet is like a fine painting, it holds the eye, its an investment which will retain its value as the years pass”

J Burnside Persian Rug Shop works closely with interior designers for both commercial and private clients from wine bars in Manchester to eateries in London, country houses in Yorkshire, estates in Scotland and barn conversions in Kent and also the Channel Islands.

You can arrange an appointment to see me at the London warehouse you can also bring your client if you wish, we have the largest oriental Persian rug warehouse in London. Alternatively i can bring a selection straight to your project, we are available 7 days a week, with free private parking.

Please get in touch to discuss your requirements. J Burnside Persian rug dealer supply everything from antique Tabriz, oversized Ziegler’s, contemporary pieces, decorative carpets, unusual designs and all time classics. Nothing is too hard to find we cater for every budget.

James Burnside - Owner of The Persian Rug Shop

Heriz Rugs

Made in the town of Heriz in North West Persia and in a number of outlaying villages stretching to Tabriz despite this proximity to Tabriz Heriz rugs possess an appearance and character that is unmistakable their own. They have a huge angular central medallion set against a field of geometrically stylized floral forms.

They come in strong or slightly muted shades of brick red, burnt orange occasionally deep blues with ivory. At its best it is one of the most powerful Persian decorative schemes.

Heriz Rugs

Made in the town of Heriz in North West Persia and in a number of outlaying villages stretching to Tabriz despite this proximity to Tabriz Heriz rugs possess an appearance and character that is unmistakable their own. They have a huge angular central medallion set against a field of geometrically stylized floral forms.

They come in strong or slightly muted shades of brick red, burnt orange occasionally deep blues with ivory. At its best it is one of the most powerful Persian decorative schemes.

Khan Mohammadi Rugs

These are Khan Mohammadi rugs they are produced in the town of Kunduz and surrounding villages which are situated in the North of Afghanistan they tend to be woven in rich reds and terracotta.

The wool used is hand spun in afghan for the finer pieces they ship the wool into Europe where it is spun by machine then its returned to Afghanistan thus enables the weaves to produce a much smaller knot and finer carpet.

Qashaqai Rugs

Qashqai are Nomadic carpets they are made by tribal families which travel in the south of Iran. They are mainly woven by the women of the family the wool comes from their own sheep. The designs come from memory and are passed down from generation to generation they tend weave birds animals and good luck symbols each piece has its own unique style.

Qashaqai Rugs

Qashqai are Nomadic carpets they are made by tribal families which travel in the south of Iran. They are mainly woven by the women of the family the wool comes from their own sheep. The designs come from memory and are passed down from generation to generation they tend weave birds animals and good luck symbols each piece has its own unique style.

Persian Kashan

Kashan is one of the oldest carpet weavers in Iran it is situated between Qum and Isfahan. Renowned for its beautiful central Medallions and floral fields in rich luxurious colours they are still as sort after today as they were almost 800 years ago.

The reputation of rugs made in the central Persian city of Kashan was so high that according to Persian folklore it was considered a complement to say that a person came from Kashan for this implied that they possessed quality and style.

Hamadan Rugs

Hamadan and its surrounding areas is one of the most productive in Iran they are woven using the Turkish knot on a vertical loom. The field is usually decorated with the Herati motifs on a red background. Often there is a central medallion sometimes floral and sometimes geometric on an ivory background. The four corners repeat the central medallion pattern.

Hamadan Rugs

Hamadan and its surrounding areas is one of the most productive in Iran they are woven using the Turkish knot on a vertical loom. The field is usually decorated with the Herati motifs on a red background. Often there is a central medallion sometimes floral and sometimes geometric on an ivory background. The four corners repeat the central medallion pattern.

Bidjar Rugs

Comes from one of the Kurdish village in Northern Iran. The Persian Bidjar also known as the Iron Man is one of the most densely knotted of all Persian carpets renowned for its significant colours of pale blue and pale purple. With wool coming from mountain sheep.

Ziegler Rugs

The story about the Ziegler rug goes back to 1870 – 80 (in Arak Persia) where a Manchester company called Ziegler started a workshop production of rugs in harmonic motifs and pastel colours especially adopted to the European taste. The rug has inspired several Turkemenian tribes and is now produced in the north of Afghanistan and in Turkmenistan.

Ziegler Rugs

The story about the Ziegler rug goes back to 1870 – 80 (in Arak Persia) where a Manchester company called Ziegler started a workshop production of rugs in harmonic motifs and pastel colours especially adopted to the European taste. The rug has inspired several Turkemenian tribes and is now produced in the north of Afghanistan and in Turkmenistan.

Afghan Kazak Rugs

Kazak rugs are produced by Afghan and Turkoman weavers they were living in the North West frontier region of Pakistan for around 20 years.

They always come in vibrant reds, blues, greens and golds and terracotta with strong geometric designs (caucasian origin). Now being produced in Afghanistan. They work well in both traditional and modern settings.

Belouch Rugs

The belouch (or baluchi) are a large tribal grouping who roam the west border region between eastern Persian. And western Afghanistan and not as the name would imply the province of Baluchistan in south east Persia(Iran) they have geometric symbols, stylized flowers and gull motifs (octagons) characteristic belouch colours are red rust, dark blue, black and brown the pile is made from wool and sometimes goat hair.

Belouch Rugs

The belouch (or baluchi) are a large tribal grouping who roam the west border region between eastern Persian. And western Afghanistan and not as the name would imply the province of Baluchistan in south east Persia(Iran) they have geometric symbols, stylized flowers and gull motifs (octagons) characteristic belouch colours are red rust, dark blue, black and brown the pile is made from wool and sometimes goat hair.

Persian Gabbeh Rugs

Gabbeh rugs are made by the Nomadic families of southern Persia(Iran). They have thick heavy pile with a distinct style of weave that lends itself to modern living. Often with bold colours and symbols, designs tend to be simple often displaying stripes and the odd animal here or there, this makes them unique in style.

Tabriz Rugs

Tabriz carpets come almost exclusively from the city itself and the majority are woven in production centres where there are quite a large number of looms relatively few carpets are made in private houses the loom is vertical often with metal roller beams. The Turkish knot is always used the backing is of very strong cotton with a double weft.

A typical Tabriz is a medallion carpet of barque style appealing to the European taste in art. Colours range from pastel to bold depending upon demand. However one thing synonymous with a Tabriz rug is the variety of colours displayed in one rug.

Tabriz Rugs

Tabriz carpets come almost exclusively from the city itself and the majority are woven in production centres where there are quite a large number of looms relatively few carpets are made in private houses the loom is vertical often with metal roller beams. The Turkish knot is always used the backing is of very strong cotton with a double weft.

A typical Tabriz is a medallion carpet of barque style appealing to the European taste in art. Colours range from pastel to bold depending upon demand. However one thing synonymous with a Tabriz rug is the variety of colours displayed in one rug.

Mud Rugs

Mud is a village in Khorasan North Iran. Rugs from this region, although carpets from mud generally have the same characteristics of those from Bidjand they can normally be distinguished by the fact they have a thicker pile and by their preference of self coloured fields. They comprise of a very dense Persian knot occasionally there are outlined with silk.

Nain Rugs

Nain carpets are mad in central Persia (Iran) near Isfahan. Inlayed with silk for detail, Nains are quite distinguishable and are typically woven in blues and ivories and have a very high knot count typically between 300 to 600 knots per square inch one of Iran’’’s finest carpets of today.

Nain Rugs

Nain carpets are mad in central Persia (Iran) near Isfahan. Inlayed with silk for detail, Nains are quite distinguishable and are typically woven in blues and ivories and have a very high knot count typically between 300 to 600 knots per square inch one of Iran’’’s finest carpets of today.

"James was very helpful and our rug looks excellent in the lounge. Joelle Michalski"
"We bought a Persian Rug from James in 2006 and still have it now. It makes our dining room. - Ben Inskip"
"Excellent price and very helpful. Full of rug knowledge. Simon Biggs"
"J. Brunside repaired our Kazak rug and restored it top be like new. - Mathew B"