Persian Rug Village
For Over 25 years has supplied rugs across the UK and abroad
Who We Are
For OVER 25 years, Persian Rug Village has supplied rugs across the UK and beyond, directly from our Morningside showroom in Edinburgh. But we are not just a rug company, we bring you the total Persian experience with our range of products and services. We are committed to creating that Persian vibe that adds zest and happiness to our customers home and life in general.
Our reputation is our wealthiest possession; hence we are invested in ensuring authenticity and undiluted quality in our product and service delivery, which is evident from the moment you walk through our door.
Over the years, our collaborative culture has set us apart and endeared us to customers. Ensuring excellent customer experience and prioritising our people is the way we operate.
As a young man at 23 years old, our founder Mr Yousef alongside his beautiful wife Neasrien and their 6-month-old baby boy Ali left their country to seek refuge in England because of the freedom of speech and lack of fundamental human rights. He journeyed to England in 1976 with his young family to seek greener pastures and a better future filled with opportunities. 3 months later, he learnt rug restoration through a friend and went ahead to get a work permit which he used to work as a shop keeper for his friend’s rug business for 4 years. After he got his leave to remain visa, he started his own business, ‘The Rug Hospital’ where he dealt with antique rugs and rug restoration services. Through his thriving business, he grew his contacts across the world and diversified into rug making. He opened a rug production facility in Turkey and secured a warehouse in London to store the finished products. He collaborated with the Art and Rug Department of Soleyman Demeral University, Turkey to add a 3-month academic course on Rug and Kilim Restoration. In 1988, He journeyed to Edinburgh, Scotland with a van full of rugs to market his products. He held an exhibition to this effect at Bruntsfield Hotel, Edinburgh. And was captivated by the kindness and demeanour of the people and the city itself, it remined him of a particular city in his country around his birthplace. This led to his decision to set up a business here in Edinburgh, and with the help of his friend turned partner, Mr Mosin, they started their first shop in the Morningside area of the city in 1990. And 29 years later, he is still as fascinated by the people of Edinburgh and the business is still committed to delivering beautiful products and services. Very recently, The Persian rug village has added other products like the gifts, Interior and fashion accessories to create a full-on Persian experience. We often hold events to further introduce the Persian culture to the lovely people of Edinburgh where we also serve Persian delicacies and show case other aspects of the Persian Culture and we even organise workshops to teach the young refugees rug making and restoration skills to improve their livelihood.
We bought 2 rugs from this specialist shop. The range of exquisite offerings was quite staggering but the expertise of the friendly staff quickly provided us with specific products to suit our needs. Also provided was an"at home" service so that we could see a selection of choices on our own floor spaces prior to purchase.
Buying a Persian rug from an actual knowledgeable Persian was a very pleasant experience and we would recommend you try Persian Village first and for ever. Your purchases will become a family legacy and increase in value over time.
Mr & Mrs Lindsay Edinburgh
"It is more than 20 years since we first bought a rug from you. Over the years we have always received good advice and warm and friendly service making a visit to your store a delightful experience. These hand-made works of art become very personal possessions and we greatly appreciate the care you and your colleague have taken in cleaning and repairing our rugs.
We will continue to recommend you to our friends.
Lang may your lum reek!"
Greey & Shona Ward
"I am writing to say how very pleased my wife & I were with the renovation of our old carpet. It was bought some 65 years ago at an auction by my mother for £40, so it owes us nothing, but although you have not made it look like new (thankfully!), you have certainly given it at least another 65 years of life. You obviously employ very skilled craftsmen, as I would defy anyone to say where even the hole was. Very many thanks."
M. A. Wallace
"We have had the pleasure of dealing with Persian Rug Village over the last twelve years. During this time we have been establishing our business dealing in Antique Carpets with the UK and abroad. Often these carpets have required a very skillful and high level of restoration to meet with the increasing demands of a sophisticated clientele. In bringing its experience to us, Persian Rug Village has been instrumental in ensuring that every item offered to him has been handled with great care and attention. The level of work, whether conservation or major restoration, has been carried out professionally and to the highest level possible. The work has always been carried out with great sensitivity and an understanding for the feel of the materials. I would recommend his services without hesitation and hope that he continues to work with us for many years to come."
"My experience with the Persian Rug Village has been incredible. I expect the man running the shop to of course know more about Persian rugs than I do, but the knowledge and willingness to enlighten me on all aspects of the carpets available was still quite a surprise!
The shop really do do everything for you, they pick-up and deliver your carpet, and offer more than enough advice on cleaning and maintenance etc., which are services they all offer as well.
A brilliant experience overall, I'll definitely be going back!"
"You have been so kind and helpful in such big time. Thank you so much for all you have done. I don't feel like products are just being sold, I feel like friends have been made."
Ms. Mackenzie Walton Edinburgh
"As we discussed when I visited your shop, I appreciated very much the selection and authenticity of your rugs. I know from speaking to people locally that - probably because of the quality and range of your stock - I am not the only one to know about one of Morningside's best kept secrets...the Persian Rug Village."
Margo MacDonald, MSP