RUG GALLERY NOTICE FOR 22nd-25th JANUARY 2020: Dear Valued Customers and Rug Visitors, please note our Rug Gallery Shop will be closed from Wednesday 22nd to Saturday 25th January, as we are currently exhibiting in London. If you have any enquiries about our Rugs or Rug Works and Services, please email us or leave a voicemail by phone and we will assist you. Our Rug Gallery Shop re-opens on Wednesday 29th January at our normal opening hours of 10.00am to 5.00pm, where we look forward to your visits! Thank you. :::::
GALLERY BLOG: NEWS AWARDS FEATURES EVENTS
RUGS: AN ENDURING LEGACY OF LOVE FOR MOTHER'S DAY!

Celebrate Mothers’ Day and make it a really special occasion, with a hand-woven rug masterpiece from The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd, and gift an enduring legacy of your love that will stand the test of time.

 

Award-winning rug specialists, The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd in Wey Hill, Haslemere stock a visual feast of beautiful hand-woven rugs and carpets. Choose your legacy of love from the hundreds of rugs arrayed to adorn fireplaces, snugs, living room and drawing room interiors, hallways and bedrooms. All The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd’s hand-crafted masterpieces are woven in a variety of warm, muted or vibrant colourways and designs and in a range of sizes. Their practica ... read more
RUGS: AN ENDURING LEGACY OF LOVE FOR MOTHER'S DAY!
TURKISH DELIGHT AND PERSIAN PASSION AT THE ORIENTAL RUG GALLERY LTD!

Add a touch of Turkish Delight and Persian Passion to your Home, with The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd’s authentic, hand-crafted kilim rug masterpieces!

 

Hand-woven with luxurious kurk wool and camel hair, our individually sourced collections of new, old and antique Kilim flatweave rugs, runners and cushions are an eclectic mix of authentic Anatolian and Persian Qashqai and Shiraz fine quality pieces, all hand created in a range of soft, muted or vibrant colour ways.

  A visual feast of eye-catching geometric motifs and stimulating designs, The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd’s versatile range of kilim and Sumak flat weavings can be displayed as hand-crafted masterpieces ... read more
TURKISH DELIGHT AND PERSIAN PASSION AT THE ORIENTAL RUG GALLERY LTD!
FIRST VOICE FOR THE ORIENTAL RUG GALLERY LTD!

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is a sizeable and influential constituency of entrepreneurs that highlights the news and achievements of its members.

 

As a Rug Specialist, Rug Dealer and Master Rug Craftsman and co-proprietor of The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd, Anas was invited by the FSB to feature in their publication ‘First Voice Magazine’ for the January 2013 edition. Here, he was given the opportunity to roll out the New Year, by sharing his expertise in running a successful, independent rug business. 

 

Anas was interviewed by the Editor for the ‘Take 5’ feature, during which he shared his insights and business know-how, for other ... read more
FIRST VOICE FOR THE ORIENTAL RUG GALLERY LTD!
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN’S ROYAL THANK YOU LETTER

A personal Royal thank-you letter from Her Majesty the Queen, expressing her delight and particular interest for the Diamond Jubilee Embroidery’s creation by Sandre Blake and Anas Al Akhoann, was sent as a 'special delivery' received by Haslemere Mayor Cyndy Lancaster in October 2012.

 

An excerpt of which reads as follows: "The Queen was glad to hear of the Union Flag, embroidered to commemorate the Jubilee and created by Sandre Blake and Anas Al Akhoann. Her Majesty was interested to hear of the journey this special embroidery has taken."   The Royal letter came with a Jubilee commemoration thank-you photo card marking Haslemere’s contrib ... read more
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN’S ROYAL THANK YOU LETTER
DIAMOND GOLD HONORARY UNVEILING AND PRESENTATION!

A bespoke Diamond Jubilee Embroidery especially designed, crafted and bequeathed by Anas and Sandre of The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd of Wey Hill, Haslemere, was formally presented and unveiled by the High Sheriff of Surrey Mrs Karin Sehmer, as the honoured representative for and on behalf of Her Majesty Queen, accompanied by the Deputy Lieutenant of Surrey Colonel Nicolas Davies, and accepted by Haslemere’s Madam Mayor Cllr. Cyndy Lancaster on behalf of the Town and its Council, as the embroidery's custodians in perpetuity.

 

As well as a shared passion for all things hand-woven that is The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd, Anas and Sandre’s long-held, creative vision is to ... read more
DIAMOND GOLD HONORARY UNVEILING AND PRESENTATION!
RESCUING ST CHRISTOPHER’S CHURCH RARE PEACOCK CARPET

A rare, antique 100-year-old Persian Carpet displayed in one of Haslemere’s historic listed churches has been identified, conditioned, revived and conserved thanks to The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd’s skills and Master Rug Specialist – Anas Al Akhoann

 

Intrigued to learn more about St Christopher’s unique and beautiful Arts and Crafts listed interior, Anas and Sandre were offered a guided tour by Church Wardens: Robert Fox, Clive and Liz Hawkins and Frankie Gaiter. A fine example of the Arts and Crafts Movement, this historic Church, situated in in Wey Hill, Haslemere, was once described by former Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman as “the most beautiful b ... read more
RESCUING ST CHRISTOPHER’S CHURCH RARE PEACOCK CARPET
WEAVING DIAMOND GOLD FOR HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN

In celebration of Her Majesty the Queen's 60 years of sovereign reign and to commemorate the Royal Diamond Jubilee in 2012, Anas and Sandre of The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd were honoured to design and create a unique bespoke Diamond Jubilee embroidery, especially commissioned for the occasion, as a ‘Gift for the Queen’.

 

As fourth-generation Rug Specialists and Master Rug Craftsmen, The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd is passionate about supporting and keeping traditional rug-weaving and embroidery-crafted skills alive, with this bespoke commissioned embroidery and previously with their Haslemere Coat of Arms Rug Weaving.   Each piece, in the hundreds of beautiful ... read more
WEAVING DIAMOND GOLD FOR HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN
ANAS WEAVES A FLAG FOR ST GEORGE’S DAY!

“Cry God for Harry, England and St George!”

 

Orignally penned by William Shakespeare for his play Henry V, Act III, in 1598. As well as being the official date for the St George celebrations, 23rd April is also reputed to be the birth and death date for 'The Bard of Avon' playwright.

 

The St George's Day Celebrations are annually held in Haslemere on 23rd April and traditionally include a themed Window Display Competition, jointly hosted by The Royal Society of St George and the Haslemere & District Chamber of Trade and Commerce. The event is a much anticipated visual highlight in the Town’s Events Calendar and enjoyed by all the communi ... read more
ANAS WEAVES A FLAG FOR ST GEORGE’S DAY!
UNVEILING OUR NEW-LOOK WEBSITE!

A visual and textural journey awaits you at the The Oriental Rug Galllery Ltd’s new-look website! Officially rolled out in Spring 2012, the website is easily accessible to view on any computer, tablet or mobile phone. Specifically-designed and created by Sandre in a user-friendly format, our visiting customers and website users alike can explore, view and purchase our weavings, see the full range of professional rug services we provide, and journey with us as we create philanthropic weaving endeavours that show-case our specialist skills.

 

Our web pages are designed, to offer our customers and website visitors, details and information about The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd's ... read more
UNVEILING OUR NEW-LOOK WEBSITE!
CARPETS OF BLOOMS FOR WEY HILL, HASLEMERE!

The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd has long supported Wey Hill in Bloom’s efforts to create beautiful floral displays in Wey Hill and Junction Place. From the association’s initial inception and earliest beginnings in 2009 to the present day, the Rug Gallery has continued to offer its help,  provide much-needed monetary donations and bequeath specifically-sourced items, such as the Water Wheel and the hand-woven Auktchi Rug raffle prize, in a bid to help raise vital funds for WiB’s efforts in Serving the Community through Floral Displays!

 

Money raised purchase bulbs, plants, compost and equipment needed for the replantings, and to help further improve and expand ... read more
CARPETS OF BLOOMS FOR WEY HILL, HASLEMERE!
HELPING FLOWERS BLOOM WITH A HAND-KNOTTED RUG WEAVING DONATION!

With a request to help promote the blooms in Wey Hill, The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd presented Weyhill In Bloom (WiB) with a hand-woven Auktchi Rug, especially chosen by Anas and Sandre from their Treasure Trove of individually-sourced Weavings, as a bequeathed 'feature prize' for the WiB’s forthcoming raffle.

 

This beautiful hand-knotted piece is a tribal-crafted pile weave, where its creation is dependent on the tribe's migratory journeys, trade routes and weaving materials availability for barter. This Auktchi rug was crafted on a rug loom, with a wool weft on a wool foundation, using an array of natural dyed yarns in madder-root, saffron, and iron salt mixed ... read more
HELPING FLOWERS BLOOM WITH A HAND-KNOTTED RUG WEAVING DONATION!
RARE 16TH CENTURY RUG IDENTIFIED BY RUG EXPERT ANAS AL AKHOANN

A visit to see Anas Al Akhoann at The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd by Mr & Mrs Lawrence earlier this week, through a family friend’s recommendation for his expert repairs and cleaning rug skills, revealed their everyday ‘fireside’ rug to be a rare and valuable collector’s piece dating from the 16th century!

 

Anas, who is a fourth-generation Rug Specialist, Rug Dealer and Master Rug Craftsman, with nearly 30 years experience and specialist knowledge in the rug and carpet field, was able to identify and date the piece through his understanding of the weave construction, the knot type and the use of hand-spun silk. “This weaving is an extraordinary find! ... read more
RARE 16TH CENTURY RUG IDENTIFIED BY RUG EXPERT ANAS AL AKHOANN
WINNERS! OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF ST GEORGE CUP 2011

The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd was honoured to be crowned ‘Winner of the St George’s Day Window Display 2011’ by the Haslemere branch of The Royal Society of St George – the premier patriotic society of England.

 

On 23rd April - St George's Day, Anas and Sandre were presented with the highly esteemed award – a silver cup engraved with The Oriental Rug Gallery’s winning name – by The Royal Society of St George Haslemere Chairman: Mr Tony Love, accompanied by Haslemere Chamber President: Mrs Julianne Evans and The Royal Society of St George Council Member: Mr Albert Hankers.   “Sandre and I are very honoured to accept the Wi ... read more
WINNERS! OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF ST GEORGE CUP 2011
JUDGES FOR LIPHOOK IN BLOOM

In July 2010, the Chairman of Liphook In Bloom Mr Terry Burns invited Anas and Sandre of The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd to be on the Judging Panel at this highly competitive and popular event, alongside Petersfield Mayor Cllr Chris Jenner and Haslemere & District Chamber of Business and Commerce President Melissa King.

 

The week-long annual event attracts a large number of entrants each year, all keen to demonstrate their knowledge and creative planting skills in vivid, breath-taking displays. Liphook in Bloom were Britain in Bloom Winners in 2009, so competition was fierce. The Judges spent the day touring Liphook and assessing the many entrants’ plant and floral desi ... read more
JUDGES FOR LIPHOOK IN BLOOM
ST GEORGE'S DAY 2010 FESTIVITIES AT THE ORIENTAL RUG GALLERY LTD!

With glorious weather and the sun shining down on this special day, Anas and Sandre prepared a spectacularly decorative and warm welcome at The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd, to mark the St Georges Day 2010 celebrations, for what has become a regular and eagerly anticipated feature in the Wey Hill calendar of events.

 

The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd's annual red and white-decoratively themed festive rug shop interior continued, with the exterior of their shop premises appropriately decorated with red and white-coloured balloons, ribbons and St George Cross bunting, to create a welcoming and celebratory atmosphere in Haslemere.   No St George’s Day Celebrations at The Or ... read more
ST GEORGE'S DAY 2010 FESTIVITIES AT THE ORIENTAL RUG GALLERY LTD!
RT HON JEREMY HUNT MP WEAVES A RUG KNOT AT THE ORIENTAL RUG GALLERY LTD!

In March 2010, the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP and his wife Lucia visited Anas and Sandre at The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd, to participate and weave their rug knots into the Haslemere Coat of Arms Rug Weaving.

 

Mr Hunt had personally requested an appointment to visit Anas and Sandre during their Open Rug Weave Event to add his rug knot into the piece, after initially hearing about the Coat of Arms Rug Weaving’s proposed creation by Anas, during one of his previous visits to The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd.   Due to a busy schedule as South West Surrey’s MP, Mr Hunt's VIP Visit was initially planned several months in advance, where Sandre liaised with Jeremy’s ... read more
RT HON JEREMY HUNT MP WEAVES A RUG KNOT AT THE ORIENTAL RUG GALLERY LTD!
WATER WHEEL GIFT FOR WEY HILL IN BLOOM

A journy of 6,000 miles over land and sea and three continents, saw a hand-carved oak water wheel gifted to Weyhill In Bloom, by Anas and Sandre of The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd. This iconic and unique piece is now installed in the Hasleway Community Gardens, to highlight the Shottermill area's history of mills and water wheel use.

 

In January 2010, on hearing from Councillor Carole King and plant designer Georgina Trout of the Wey Hill In Bloom Committee – a voluntary organisation dedicated to highlighting the area of Haslemere, with hand-planted floral displays – that they were searching for an iconic feature to be installed at Hasleway to represent the 'Shott ... read more
WATER WHEEL GIFT FOR WEY HILL IN BLOOM
HASLEMERE EDUCATIONAL MUSEUM WEAVE THEIR RUG KNOTS!

As the Season's Christmas Festivities began, the Haslemere Educational Museum Team including President: Mr Bernard Coe, Chairman Mr Alan Berry and Curator: Ms Julia Tanner stepped into a Wonderland of Weavings at The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd, to participate in the aptly named 'Haslemere In Stitches Open Weave Event'.

 

The 'Open Weave Event' is a 12-month endeavour especially devised by Anas and Sandre for the people of Haslemere, the surrounding districts and those interested in rug weavings. This free event is scheduled to be open until March 2010, where everyone can visit The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd in Wey Hill, Haslemere and participate in the Haslemere Coa ... read more
HASLEMERE EDUCATIONAL MUSEUM WEAVE THEIR RUG KNOTS!
THE HERALDRY SOCIETY WEAVE A RUG KNOT INTO HASLEMERE’S HERITAGE

In November 2009, The Heraldry Society in London, on hearing about the a Coat of Arms Weaving being hand-woven at The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd in Haslemere, sent its Members‘ Council representative Mr Martin Davies to hand-weave a rug knot into ‘Haslemere In Stitches’ on behalf of the Society.

 

Afterwards, The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd was invited to feature in 'The Heraldry Gazette', with articles on Anas’ Master Rug Craftsman skills and the hand-weaving and rug-knotting of the Haslemere Coat of Arms Weaving – the first of its kind ever to have been created and woven in the UK, making it a unique and valuable piece. ... read more
THE HERALDRY SOCIETY WEAVE A RUG KNOT INTO HASLEMERE’S HERITAGE
THE HASLEMERE TOOLBOX

In September 2009, The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd took part in The Haslemere Toolbox, where Haslemere’s Artist In Residence, Printmaker extrordinaire Andrew Morrison, spent 18 months recording the town through its traders and craftsmen – ranging from florists and cobblers to rug weavers and their distinctive collections of tools of trade.

 

Andrew is a multi skilled Surrey-based artist whose work combines a love of poetry and typography with visual arts and printmaking. He studied illustration and printmaking and for many years combined days of creating his own prints and books, with workshops, lecturing and working on community arts projects. He likes to use imagery that ... read more
THE HASLEMERE TOOLBOX
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