Authentic Antique, Vintage Rugs & Carpets

We are Doris Leslie Blau! Established since 1965. World’s most recognizable brand for the vintage, Persian, oriental & antique rugs and makers of the finest custom carpets.

Exclusive access to the rarest collection of Persian rugs, antique, vintage & oriental carpets. We travel the world to find the most unique, thought after rugs exclusively for the design community.

World’s largest gallery shop of authentic, best quality area rugs for sale. Our rug boutique is the source of inspiration for most famous designers and architects such as Peter Marino and Alberto Pinto. Our timeless and iconic pieces are often featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, The World of Interiors, NY Times, WSJ.

Among our celebrity clients are Brat Ford, Robert De Niro, Michael J Fox, Hilfiger etc. Our creative passionate team of artists in New York City work on a one on one basis with our clients to create timeless rugs to capture clients dreams.

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Tips to Match a Persian Rug with Your Home

Tips to Match a Persian Rug with Your Home

Many choose Persian rugs to decorate their homes. Beautiful and authentic, hand-woven varieties are often desired for their uniqueness, character, and durability. Their origins go back thousands of years in what is now called Iran (previously Persia).

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Trend Alert: Best Rugs To Juice Up Your Summer Patio

With the weather rapidly changing in everyone’s favor, now it’s the time to start thinking about re-organizing your outdoor hangout. Among many decorating tricks, one particularly stands out due to its simplicity and effectiveness - put a carpet there!

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Antique Rugs

Some things only increase in value over time and antique rugs definitely belong to that prestigious bunch. Although made in the distant past, antique carpets smoothly fit into contemporary décors, adding a dimension of style and history that no other accessory can match, not to mention their strictly practical function. Executed in the long-established weaving techniques of solely natural, top-notch materials, antique floor coverings are distinguished by an unmatched quality which enabled them to withstand the centuries of usage. Their mesmerizing, deeply symbolic and traditional patterns vary depending on the region of making while maintaining the common spirit of the magnificent Oriental design art. At Doris Leslie Blau we offer the widest selection of venerable Persian rugs, antique Turkish rugs, recherché Indian carpets, antique Caucasian rugs and elegant European rugs to fulfill your dreams of having a truly unique and soulful foundation on which to build the room in the XXI century.

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Vintage Rugs

With the arrival of the 20th century, there came the era of a brand new approach to art involving minimalism, experimentation with form and opposition to the rigid rules of the bygone ages – it was then fabulous vintage rugs were born. Preserving the rich legacy of the ancient Oriental craft yet deep-seated in the Modernist aesthetic thought reflecting the profound socio-political changes of the turbulent century, vintage rugs have gained wide recognition in the mid-twenties and today continue to fascinate art aficionados, designers and tastemakers alike. Permeated with the spirit of progress, new ideas, as well as influenced by various art forms, vintage rugs embrace a wide array of styles and designs coming from all corners of the world. Doris Leslie Blau wants to offer you the full spectrum of the awe-inspiring family of vintage rugs. In our stocks we have Arts&Crafts rugs, Chinese Deco rugs, European Deco rugs, Indian Dhurrie rugs, Moroccan rugs, Samarkand & Khotan rugs, Scandinavian/ Swedish rugs, Spanish rugs, as well as vintage hooked rugs and rag rugs, among others – all to help you create a genuinely special and timeless ambience in your interior.

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Oriental Rugs

Oriental rugs and related tapestries have of late taken their rightful place in the world of fine art, and they have become the delight of collectors all over the globe. Rugs which have remained unnoticed in the dim shops of dealers who believed in their worth during the lean years of public indifference are now reaching the marketplace. They are impressing a new generation with their beauty, history, and alas, with their growing scarcity and unavailability. From magnificent Persian and Turkish floor coverings, though exotic Indian and Chinese creations, to extremely fashionable Caucasian carpets or Moroccan kilims, Oriental rugs break popularity records, and it is hard to be surprised. Their exquisite execution of the finest, natural materials, astonishing accuracy and meticulousness, and, above all, the incredible artistry of symbolic designs achieved thanks to centuries-old weaving methods make them absolutely incomparable with anything which is produced today. Doris Leslie Blau is here to provide you with the magic and beauty of Oriental rugs, and allow you to experience their never-passing charm in your 21st century households.

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Persian Rugs

Do you need that perfect Persian rug or floor covering to complete your living room, bedroom, office, or other area? If so, you have come to the right place. Here at Doris Leslie Blau, we have a massive selection of some of the finest rugs in the country. This includes great antique rugs, vintage rugs, modern rugs, and Persian rugs that will match any style or taste. No matter what type of rugs you’re looking for in New York City, we will have them for you. A specialist rug dealer in oriental and western rugs and carpets, Doris Leslie Blau’s impressive collection of antique rugs include rare Turkish, Persian and Indian masterpieces, many of which date back to the Medieval Age. Some of these rugs are so rare that no more than a few exist in the entire world. Doris Leslie Blau has always tried to bring the charm enclosed in antique, Persian rugs closer to people, closer to you.

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Modern Rugs

Originating from the ancient Oriental craft yet constantly evolving along with the changing artistic tides, modern rugs constitute the perfect merger of past and present. The vast variety of contemporary floor coverings makes it hard to pin down their general appearance – they show numerous faces, from traditional-inspired patterns through abstract forms to minimalistic and geometric designs. Modern rugs constitute a fascinating bridge between the antiquity and contemporaneity, combining the centuries-old craft with up-to-date ideas and progressive aesthetic thought. They all derive from the socio-political revolution of the first half of the 20th century, and today constitute one of the most celebrated, intriguing and desired group of floor coverings. Contemporary carpets may trace their roots back to Art Deco, Art Nouveau and the mid-century Scandinavian design, among others. Today, in their creation there are involved various prominent artists and designers, who bring the concept of rug art to a whole new level. If you desire a fabulous modern rug in New York City, or any other part of the world, put your trust in Doris Leslie Blau and we will not leave you disappointed.

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Scandinavian Rugs

If someone is looking for an iconic item for his or her home – the answer lies before him. Although recently made, Swedish-inspired rugs stay true to the best traditions of Scandinavian craftsmanship. And nowadays there is almost nothing as widely acclaimed and desired in the world of interior design as the Northern carpets. There are many reasons for such recognition, most of them visible at first glance. They are extremely qualitative and, according to tradition, made of the best sort of wool. Their pile is very often flat, however one may find among them some real soft, long pile beauties. Finally, they are characterized by the incomparable, unique and distinctive design, which has a profound history and a meaningful message behind it. The beginnings of Swedish carpet craft reach back to the Middle Ages.

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