The Ardabil Carpet – the most prestigious of all oriental rugs in London

The oriental carpets and bespoke rugs that Sharafi & Co offers for the delectation of admirers of such works of art in London may be – if we dare say so – exquisite in their own right, but they are also part of one of the world’s noblest carpet-making traditions. For an even deeper sense…

A short history of antique Persian rugs

While, here in the UK, there are certainly many admirers of the aesthetic of antique Persian rugs, there is not always much thought given by many buyers to such pieces’ rich heritage and wider cultural associations. Indeed, the Persian rug will always be inextricably bound with the fascinating history of what is now Iran. For…

What are the best ways to clean oriental rugs and carpets?

Here at Sharafi & Co, we are proud to say that we don’t merely stock oriental and Persian rugs for purchase, but also offer an acclaimed antique oriental carpet cleaning service that caters to the very specific cleaning requirements of this type of carpet or rug. But what else is it useful to know about…