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Antique Rugs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A city where party never stops, Rio de Janeiro is Brazil’s cultural capital. It’s beautiful landscape consisting of sandy beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. and mountainous terrain was designated as UNESCO’s World Heritage Site in 2012 in order to preserve it for generations to come. Famous for its great climate, friendly local and sensual atmosphere, Rio de Janeiro is South American tourist Mecca.  It’s joyous celebration of Carnival attracts hundreds of thousands with their glitz and wonderful dances. Famous sculpture of Christ the Redeemer keeps watch over the city, with its outstretched arms welcoming those who arrive. Ever since our inception in 1965, DLB’s mission is to deliver best quality antique rugs and vintage carpets wherever they are needed. Located in New York City, our gallery is home to some of the most spectacular rugs of every origin imaginable, including Oriental, European and Persian carpet.

Seeing our antique rugs in the rooms of awarded designers is an everyday occurrence, as many of our clients are among Architectural Digest’s “Top 100 Designers” . We take a great pride in our craft, always doing our best to set the standards of an outstanding service. In the past decade, Doris Leslie Blau has also established itself as a leading source of fine new and custom designed rugs based on patterns by many well-known contemporary designers, including Alberto Pinto, Jed Johnson Associates, Mariette Himes Gomez, Amy Lau, Miles Redd, and fashion designers such as Nanette Lepore and Tommy Hilfiger. Ask the world’s top designers or architects to name their preeminent source of luxurious antique and bespoke rugs and they’re likely to point to Doris Leslie Blau!

In order to deliver you best antique and vintage carpets, we offer fast and inexpensive (sometimes even free!) shipping all over the world, straight from our New York City based gallery, permeated with the magic of vintage, modern and antique rugs. As always, we care about your satisfaction the most, so do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our fabulous rug collection and shipping process. Doris Leslie Blau’s webpage offers you the ultimate shopping experience, allowing to filter through every carpet in our possession using categories such as size, color, origins and age. Moreover, if you desire something original, we also offer a possibility of ordering a custom rug, made just for your liking!

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Founded in the 16th century by the Portuguese, Rio de Janeiro was a part of the Portuguese empire until 19th century after it finally became independent .Curiously enough, for some time Rio de Janeiro was Portugal’s capital cities and a very rare instance when capital of the country was moved to its colony. The city was s capital of the Empire of Brazil and (later) of republican Brazil until 1960, when Brasilia was designated as a new capital.

The city’s architecture embraces different time periods, from the 16th, the 19th century and modernity. As it was a home to Portuguese royal family, it is not unusual to see European influences, such as Portuguese, French or even English. Among Rio’s important cultural landmarks are the Biblioteca National, the Theatro Municipal; the National Museum of Fine Arts; the Carmen Miranda Museum; the Parque Lage; the Quinta da Boa Vista; the Imperial Square; the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro; and the Natural History Museum.

Doris Leslie Blau Gallery’s owner, Nader Bolour, is widely known as a talented designer and ingenious businessman. His family established the Bolour&Sons enterprise in the 1920’s in Iran and quickly gained recognition as one of the most distinguished rug dealers worldwide. The Bolours created Y&B Bolour in 1978, after moving their business to London, where Nader Bolour had his first meeting with Doris Leslie Blau, a great connoisseur of antique oriental rugs. Few years later, when the two of them met again, they formed a partnership. Nader purchased Doris Leslie Blau Gallery in 1997.

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Gallery’s great success on the antique and vintage rug market is due to its owner business sense, original thinking and, most importantly, immeasurable experience. With his finger constantly on the pulse of an ever-changing market and an unprecedented eye skilled in finding rare specimens, he instituted a new quality of the carpet dealership.

Apart from being an exquisite dealer of rugs, Nader Bolour is a designer himself, which can be easily seen in gallery’s broad range of custom carpets, made from best materials available for its demanding clientele. His designs are classical, yet contain hints of modernism. They combine the glory of the Orient with the freshness of contemporary influences. Nader Bolour’s love for rugs is reflected in the approach of his employees. Who would better understand the never-fading elegance of antique carpets if not the people who love them so dearly? Whether you seek a rug from Nader or you desire his original design, you can rest assured that he is prepared to deliver a bit of soul to your home.

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Rio de Janeiro is the city that never sleeps, so keeping up with its changeable trends and needs is a challenge that Doris Leslie Blau is happy to undertake. In order to keep up with Rio, we work closely with local designers and artists, who lend us their expertise.We take a great care in ensuring that aesthetic needs of our clients are satisfied. Our products are of the highest quality, made of best fibers available on the market. No matter if you look for an antique Persian rug or contemporary Swedish carpet, you are bound to find what you are looking for. Feel free to explore out website and indulge in revolutionary shopping experience that will leave you wanting more and more. If any question arise during your shopping trip, do not hesitate to contact us, as we will be more than happy to answer them! For those most demanding, we offer the unique possibility of purchasing a custom carpets, made of best materials available. If you ever find yourself in a need of luxurious antique carpet, be sure to browse through our grand collection and find a perfect piece for you!