Welcome to Surrey's award-winning The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd, a solely independent company of Rug Specialists, Rug Dealers and Master Rug Craftsmen, established in the heart of Wey Hill, Haslemere, and a family rug business since 1910. Step into a World of Wonderful Weavings sourced from authentic and traditional rug regions where the ‘Sale of Our Decade’ is Now On! Enjoy fantastic half-price savings – that’s 50 per cent off the cost price – for each fine quality, hand-woven and rug-knotted piece in shop and online, for a limited time only, so hurry while stocks last! We also undertake a full range of expert rug and tapestry repairs, restoration and bespoke alteration services, professional deep-wash cleaning using our specially-devised RugRescue system, and stain and corrective treatment works and services for all types of damaged, stained or dust-worn rugs, carpets, kilims and tapestries. We also provide insurance-approved Written Valuations, a specially-devised Rug and Tapestry Wall Hanging Technique and professional Anti-slip Rug Underlay Services. All rug works and services are undertaken in our Rug Gallery's custom-built Repairs, Restoration and Cleaning Studios - all under one roof! So contact us today. :::::
GALLERY BLOG: NEWS AWARDS FEATURES EVENTS
A HAND-WOVEN CELEBRATION FOR HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

“I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else – I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.”

Queen Elizabeth II, December 1957

 

On Wednesday 5th September at 5.30pm, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch in British history. Totalling 63 years, seven months and two days, to date Her Majesty officially overtook the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.   To celebrate this remarkable and momentous achievement and inspired by the Queen's words highlighted above, The Oriental Rug G ... read more
A HAND-WOVEN CELEBRATION FOR HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II
BY GEORGE!.... THEY'VE WOVEN IT!

A traditionally hand-crafted St George's Day Flag weave in madder-root red wool yarn, especially designed and created by The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd to highlight and celebrate England's Patron Saint's Day on 23rd April each year, has proved a firm favourite with customers, rug visitors, shoppers and The Royal Society of St George alike, who welcomed the return of the piece on display in the Rug Gallery shop window for 2015.

 

Originally created by Anas and Sandre in 2012, the St George Flag Weave has since become synonymous with The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd's rug passion and continued endeavours to convey traditional rug weave craftsmanship in a variety of decorat ... read more
BY GEORGE!.... THEY'VE WOVEN IT!
REGAL RUGS: USHAK STARS AND ANATOLIAN HOLBEINS

As UK hand-woven rug specialists, Anas and Sandre were invited to Turkey to view rare and antique pieces housed on display at Hali Muzesi – Istanbul's foremost Rug and Carpet Museum, situated in the ancient and historic district of Sultanahmet – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

The Hali Muzesi – formerly the Vakiflar Hali Museum – recently underwent a major refurbishment and moved from the Sultan’s Pavillion to its new and present site in the Ayasofya Külliyesi (the Hagia Sophia Almshouses complex), explained Mdme Balpinar – the Museum’s former Director and Curator. The great church of Hagia Sophia that dominates the surrounding ... read more
REGAL RUGS: USHAK STARS AND ANATOLIAN HOLBEINS
STEP INTO SPRING WITH THE YEAR OF THE SHEEP!

Also known as the Spring Festival in China, the 2015 Chinese Lunar New Year unfurls as the Year of the Green Wood Sheep, weaving together creativity, homeliness, rejuvenation and new beginnings.Symbolised by the Carnation flower and the colours of red, purple and green, the Sheep (or Goat or Ram - where the Chinese Yang character is the same for all), is the decorative artisan of the twelve animals that formulate the Chinese Zodiac.

 

The Year of the Sheep, therefore, is an opportunity for us to focus on this creature's most distinguishable and life-sustaining attribute: its fleece. A versatile, pliable and textural fibre that has been utilised by human civilisations for millen ... read more
STEP INTO SPRING WITH THE YEAR OF THE SHEEP!
A DAY TO REMEMBER: WOVEN INTO HASLEMERE'S HERITAGE

Throughout 2015, Haslemere is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the 'Twinning' with the French town of Bernay, since 1985. Here, Town Twinning aims to foster a better understanding of other countries and their customs through individual and group exchanges.

 

On 21st September 1985, the Mayors and Chairmen of Haslemere and Bernay signed two Charters, one of which now hangs in Haslemere Town Hall.   The Charter contains the following: “The Towns of Bernay and Haslemere have ratified their decision to twin, leading to cultural, tourist, sporting, economic and social exchanges. The people of our two twinned towns pledge their desire that, through this union, f ... read more
A DAY TO REMEMBER: WOVEN INTO HASLEMERE'S HERITAGE
ADOPT AN OBJECT FOR HASLEMERE EDUCATIONAL MUSEUM

As Corporate Patrons and Museum In A Million supporters, The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd is proud of its close association and continued joint collaborations with Haslemere Educational Museum, to help support the Museum's conservation of our heritage.

 

To celebrate five years of the Museum’s custodianship of the Haslemere Coat of Arms Weaving, we are delighted to announce that The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd has now formally adopted the Weaving, allowing us to help preserve a valuable and much loved unique asset in the Museum’s collection. This latest collaboration serves to highlight our and the Museum's continued  joint aims: the preservation of cultural herit ... read more
ADOPT AN OBJECT FOR HASLEMERE EDUCATIONAL MUSEUM
HAND-WOVEN ORIENTAL RUGS: THE WOVEN WORD (part 3)

We continue our Weaving Journey of Discovery of Oriental rugs! In part 3, we relay how these weavings reveal an ancient language portrayed through their patterns, designs and motifs, and where this 'woven word' provided an enduring and pictorial form of anecestral traditions and family heritage.

 

 

RUG MOTIFS: THE WOVEN WORD The pattern and design of Oriental  Rug weavings contain a wealth of iconic and symbolistic motifs, allowing us a glimpse into an otherwise hidden world, rich in artistic expression. Rug motifs reveal an ancient language of metaphorical themes and allegorical elements drawn from the weaver’s world that have been adapted over the gen ... read more
HAND-WOVEN ORIENTAL RUGS: THE WOVEN WORD (part 3)
HAND-WOVEN ORIENTAL RUGS: A PILGRAMAGE OF PASSION (part 2)

Join us on our 'Pilgrimage of Passion', as we take you on a Weaving Journey of Discovery of hand-woven oriental rugs! In part 2 we look at the many and varied Weaving Types of hand-woven pieces.

 

WEAVING TYPES Studying an Oriental Rug’s weave type, colours, pattern and design motifs can help us to discover and further determine its style, origins and provenance. Here, a two-dimensional, flat surface is being conceptualised in a three-dimensional ‘infinite space’ using a series of rug layers, consisting of the main central field, multiple borders, and fringe edgings, where the main pattern of motifs are repeated in varying forms, throughout the rug&rsquo ... read more
HAND-WOVEN ORIENTAL RUGS: A PILGRAMAGE OF PASSION (part 2)
HAND-WOVEN ORIENTAL RUGS: A WEAVING JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY (part 1)

Join us on a Weaving Journey of Discovery of hand-woven Oriental Rugs. Together, we will explore and discover the rich cultural heritage of traditional hand-woven rugs and learn of their origins, through 'Weave Form and Structure' in part 1.

 

Like a map or a book, every Oriental Rug has a tale to tell, where its ‘Journey of Weave’ is recorded and illustrated.   Rug weaving is one of the world’s most ancient of crafts, where decorative artistic expression, durable usability and protection from the elements, go hand in hand. Cited in the Old Testament and Homer’s Iliad, weaving skills have been passed down through the generations of apprentic ... read more
HAND-WOVEN ORIENTAL RUGS: A WEAVING JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY (part 1)
PROFESSIONAL & CERTIFIED WRITTEN RUG VALUATIONS

As award-winning rug specialists, The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd is dedicated to the very best in hand-made craftsmanship, and passionate in conserving rug-woven and tapestry and embroidery-crafted pieces. Here, we believe that every hand-woven rug, Oriental carpet and tapestry – whether antique, rare, old or new – is a unique legacy of craftsmanship, and would therefore benefit from a rug specialist appraisal, using our professional Written Rug Valuation Service specialist skills and expertise.

 

Over the years, we have had the opportunity to help many of our customers discover the real value of their rugs and Oriental carpets, as well as adding provenance to the value o ... read more
PROFESSIONAL & CERTIFIED WRITTEN RUG VALUATIONS
TRADITIONAL WITH A TWIST! RUG WOW! FACTOR

Our ‘Traditional with a Twist’ Collection is a fabulous array of newly-arrived decorative and stylish weavings designed to give your interior that added WOW! factor.

 

With no two weavings alike and all individually-sourced by Anas and Sandre from the various Silk Road Rug Regions, these stunning Antique, Old and New hand-woven pieces abound with unique and original motifs, striking designs hand-woven in soft, muted or vibrant colourways.   Ideal for adorning living- and drawing-room interiors, hallways, bedrooms, boudoirs, snugs and fireplaces, these stylish Rug Masterpieces will ensure your home makes an individual statement!   Be they flatweave kili ... read more
TRADITIONAL WITH A TWIST! RUG WOW! FACTOR
RUG CLEAN! REVIVE! RESTORE! AT THE ORIENTAL RUG GALLERY LTD

Deep-wash clean and restore the lustre of your rugs, oriental carpets, kilims and tapestries, with Surrey’s award-winning rug professionals at The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd in Wey Hill, Haslemere.

 

Make a fresh start and revitalise stained, soiled or dust-worn weavings using The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd’s bespoke RugRescue™ deep-wash cleaning system that was especially devised by Anas – our Gallery's Rug Specialist and fourth-generation Master Craftsman Rug Cleaner – that gets your pieces really clean, with amazing results!   We deep-wash clean and treat food and drink stains, pet and baby stains and odours, flea, moth or carpet beetle inf ... read more
RUG CLEAN! REVIVE! RESTORE! AT THE ORIENTAL RUG GALLERY LTD
RED AND WHITE CELEBRATIONS FOR ST GEORGE'S DAY 2014

To honour St George's Day on 23rd April for 2014, The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd decorated their rug shop with a traditional 'red and white' colour-themed St George's Day Window Display.

 

Here, Sandre also designed a St George flag illustration, which also displayed a rug warp and weft foundation configuration. The cross or warp and weft design blended one of The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd's hand-woven pieces: an antique, rare Turkish 'Top Kapi' Rug, hand-woven in silk with delicate flora and fauna motifs on a madder root red background, with an image of a red rose – being the traditional symbol for St George.   The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd&# ... read more
RED AND WHITE CELEBRATIONS FOR ST GEORGE'S DAY 2014
OUR CORPORATE PATRONAGE OF HASLEMERE MUSEUM

As a Corporate Patron, The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd has endeavoured to support Haslemere Educational Museum’s aims and ventures, by helping to safeguard its treasured heritage, as it continues to serve Haslemere Town and its community, now for more than 125 years.

 

Haslemere Educational Museum is multi-award winning and one of the largest Natural History Museums in central southern England, with over 240,000 specimens and more than 140,000 Human History artefacts from around the World.   Its prestigious Patrons include: the Rt. Hon. Baroness Bottomley, Artist: Roger Dellar ROI, RI, DS, Prof. Richard Fortey FRS, Loyd Grossman OBE, FSA, Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt M.P, Phili ... read more
OUR CORPORATE PATRONAGE OF HASLEMERE MUSEUM
ANTIQUE HERIZ RUG MASTERPIECE AT THE ORIENTAL RUG GALLERY LTD

This season’s featured ‘Rug Masterpiece’, sourced by award-winning Rug Specialists and Master Rug Craftsmen, The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd, is an Antique Persian Heriz ‘sampler’ rug from north-west Iran. Circa 1910.

 

Sitting on rich copper reserves within the foothills of Mount Sabalan, Heriz produces a high quality, resilient wool containing traces of copper that act as a natural mordant and dye fixative, making this Heriz rug a durable, hard-wearing weave.   Displaying the distinctive Heriz geometric floral pattern, this hand-woven rug portrays a central medallion, spandrel embellishments and zig-zag contouring, set on an ivory field and sur ... read more
ANTIQUE HERIZ RUG MASTERPIECE AT THE ORIENTAL RUG GALLERY LTD
SPECIALLY COMMISSIONED PLAQUE FOR THE ORIENTAL RUG GALLERY LTD’S WEAVING

A specially commissioned, hand-crafted plaque created for The Haslemere Coat of Arms Weaving, detailing the weaving’s creation and its sponsors for the mounting and framing, has now been installed next to the piece, which is on permanent public display at Haslemere Educational Museum, for everyone to view.

 

The engraved plaque was generously gifted by Christopher and Carmen Ashton Jones having been created in-house at their company Sheen Botanical Labels Ltd, based in Haslemere and founded in 1990.  The company, which hold a Royal Warrant granted by Her Majesty The Queen, are specialists in supplying bespoke, hand-engraved labels for a variety of uses including: Royal p ... read more
SPECIALLY COMMISSIONED PLAQUE FOR THE ORIENTAL RUG GALLERY LTD’S WEAVING
'A JOURNEY OF WEAVES ACROSS THE ORIENT' TALKS & RUG DEMONSTRATIONS

A Seasonal Series of exclusive Talks and Demonstrations on hand-woven Rugs, Oriental Carpets, Tapestries and Tribal Trappings, were given by Rug Specialists Anas and Sandre at The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd, over a period of years.

 

Drawing on their passion, inspiration and combined long-standing and specialist experience in the rug, oriental carpet and decorative weaving fields, Anas and Sandre invited rug enthusiasts, artisans, and those with a keen interest to know more about hand-woven pieces, on: 'A Journey of Weaves Across The Orient...'   During the evening's programme, guests travelled along the ancient Spice and Silk Roads and across the Rug Regions, w ... read more
'A JOURNEY OF WEAVES ACROSS THE ORIENT' TALKS & RUG DEMONSTRATIONS
EXPLORE OUR SUMPTUOUS SILK COLLECTIONS!

Come and explore our Sumptuous Silk Rugs, Carpets, Decorative Cushions and Tassel Tie-Back Collections, here at The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd in Wey Hill, Haslemere – Surrey's award-winning Rug Specialists, Rug Dealers and Master Rug Craftsmen Specialists!

 

Our fabulous silk and silk and wool-mix collections of rugs, sumaks, kilims and Oriental carpets are all hand-woven by master weavers over many months and often years, using only the finest hand-spun silk and wool yarn in their creation. These exceptional pieces are individually sourced by us from the city rug-weaving workshops of Turkey and Iran, so that no two pieces are identical, adding to their uniqueness and futu ... read more
EXPLORE OUR SUMPTUOUS SILK COLLECTIONS!
HRH THE COUNTESS OF WESSEX MEETS THE ORIENTAL RUG GALLERY LTD

On the 5th June 2013, HRH The Countess of Wessex honoured Haslemere Educational Museum with a Royal visit, to commemorate the Museum’s 125th Anniversary year. As Corporate Patrons and Funding Sponsors of the Museum, and weavers of the Haslemere Coat of Arms Weaving, now on permanent display at the Museum who are its custodians in perpetuity, Anas and Sandre of The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd were invited to attend this special and private occasion, along with trustees and local dignitaries, to be formally presented to The Countess.

 

Upon arrival, The Countess was met by Dame Sarah Goad, Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, Dr Helen Bowcock, High Sheriff and the Mayors of Waverley and Has ... read more
HRH THE COUNTESS OF WESSEX MEETS THE ORIENTAL RUG GALLERY LTD
SIGN UP! FOR HAND-WOVEN RUGS, ORIENTAL CARPETS, KILIMS AND TAPESTRIES

Burrowed away in The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd’s Atelier, Sandre – the Gallery’s Decorative Woven Arts & Creative Director – has been using her creative design skills to create eye-catching signage that harness the Rug Gallery’s logo and company colours of cream red and black, while also incorporating contact details, business awards, website information and highlighting the huge range of rug services we can provide for our customers.

 

External and Directional signage dimensions can be huge, Here, signage design and production is radically different from creating company adverts and brochures, where the dimensions and overall design layout can easi ... read more
SIGN UP! FOR HAND-WOVEN RUGS, ORIENTAL CARPETS, KILIMS AND TAPESTRIES
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