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Our Antique Persian rugs and bespoke hand woven carpets located within walking distance of Acton East Station. All retail sales are done online. You can make use of our Home Service
Our Location:
First Floor, Unit 9
Park Royal Oriental Carpet Centre
1 Chandos Road London
United kingdom
NW10 6NF

Contact Info:
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8735 0701

Opening Hours:
9:00am till 5:00pm

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    Tehran became the capital city of Persia in 1795 by Agha Mohammad Khan who
    was a monarch of the Qajar dynasty. Tribal khans and chieftains from allover Iran, in
    search of closer relations with the Shah and his court (which meant more power and
    wealth), moved to the new capital from their ancestral lands, accompanied by their
    followers. With the arrival of each new group of immigrants, others from their wider
    tribal affiliates followed.

    Although, the rapidly expanding metropolis was able to accommodate the new
    comers, it was far from suitable for their traditional pastoral lifestyle, their herds and

    The nearby Varamin plain, some forty kilometers (25 miles) southeast of Tehran,
    easily answered this need. Until recently, Varamin preserved its separate rural
    identity, with many villages, tribal tents and numerous flocks of sheep and herds of

    In Varamin, the immigrants regrouped in their new homeland in tribal and ethnic
    concentrations. Thus we find Kurds and Lors in the north, Arabs in the south and
    Turks everywhere but the majority in the east.

    In the past 100-150 years, people of Varamin favored making gelims (flat weaves
    with no pile) over piled rugs. In recent years, however, the situation is reversed so
    that today, rug weaving has replaced gelim weaving as a typical Varamin textile.
    Varamin Carpet used to be woven on horizontal looms using woollen warps and wefts.
    However, since around 1950s they started weaving on vertical looms using cotton as foundation.