Monthly Archives: September 2014

Feedback on the New Site, & Happy Holidays from!

Has it already been two weeks??  Where did the time go?!?  We relaunched two weeks ago on Monday, September 8th, at the beginning of the annual New York area rug industry extravaganza, Metro Market Week, and can’t believe it’s already been two weeks since the relaunch!

We’ve received a great deal of positive feedback about the new and improved, and thank you all for letting us know some of your favorite things about the website’s redesign.  Perhaps the most universal “wow” was for the new photo system, which provides improved image viewing and dramatic zooming capabilities for all the photos on the site.  The second most common remark was that searching for rugs has become easier than ever, due to a refined and simplified search function.  We want to hear more, and look forward to more comments and feedback from you, our viewers and clients.

As part of the relaunch, we are continuously adding more inventory to the website, and should be 100% uploaded soon.  Keep your eyes peeled for many newly added oriental rugs, runners, pillows, and tapestries throughout all sections of the site, as well as several new Style categories to browse through.

Now, without further ado, we want to wish all our friends, family, and clients out there who celebrate Rosh Ha’Shana a happy and healthy new year, and Shana Tova to you and yours.  In observance of the holiday, we will be closed this Thursday and Friday, September 25-26.

We will be back here in the PGNY Rug Blog soon with more news, articles, updates, and commentaries, and look forward to hearing your input on all things area rugs, too!

Metro Market Week 2014, NYICS, and the Rug Show all happening this week!

With Labor Day weekend behind us, and summer all but over, the Area Rug Industry in launching into the Fall selling season with its three concurrent kickoff events, Metro Market Week, NYICS, and the Rug Show!

For those who might be unfamiliar with these events, Metro Market Week is the annual Area Rug Industry spectacular, where dealers in the New York and New Jersey metro areas invite their buyers, clients, designers, and other Area Rug Industry members to visit their showrooms to see their new collections, fresh offerings, and view their inventory.  Unlike some of the other shows in Atlanta, High Point, and elsewhere, where New York and New Jersey dealers can only bring along a small portion of their inventory, Metro Market Week emphasizes the dealers’ flagship locations, allowing for a more complete selection of rugs to be displayed.  This is the eleventh annual Metro Market Week, and while some of the pomp and circumstance of the early years has been done away with, gala dinners and cocktail parties were always secondary to the real “meat and potatoes” of the annual event.

This year, Metro Market Week serves an even more important function, in that it reunites many of the New York and New Jersey rug dealers under one umbrella again, after the unfortunate dissolution of the ORICA rug center in Secaucus earlier this year, and the recent departure of many longtime rug dealers from the New York scene.  For more information about Metro Market Week, its dates, times, participating dealers, and special offers for visitors, visit

As part of Metro Market Week, two other major industry events are occurring, as well.  The first is NYICS, the New York International Carpet Show.  Taking place at the Metropolitan Pavilion, this show offers a chance to see samplings of some of the new and exciting offerings from many of New York’s “boutique” dealerships, and is a hidden gem in the hustle and bustle of Metro Market Week.  NYICS is an exciting show that is only in town through today, so catch it while you can!  Their website is

To see some of PGNY’s past exhibits in NYICS, check out the new Press Page of this website, by going to

The last show of the group is the one that has generated arguably the most fanfare, the Rug Show at Javits.  Taking place in the cavernous Jacob Javits Center on Manhattan’s west side, the Rug Show started out a couple of years ago as a show exclusively for rug dealers from Los Angeles who wanted to be part of the excitement of Metro Market Week here in the Big Apple, but across town from the rest of the dealers, and in their own forum.  The show has expanded and evolved since then, and now includes some of the biggest and best dealers from both coasts, including luminaries from Los Angeles, New York, and New Jersey.  It’s a hot ticket, and like NYICS, the Rug Show also ends today, so waste no time in getting there if you want to catch the show.  Their website is

If you have the chance to catch the Rug Show at Javits and/or NYICS at the Metropolitan Pavilion, leave us a comment here on the all new PGNY Rug Blog and let us know what’s hot, what’s not, and anything else you want to discuss about Metro Market Week 2014!  We hope to hear from you all out there in internet-land, and continue to check back here frequently for all the exciting new things occurring at the new and improved, the Area Rug Industry’s leading source for antique oriental rugs, unique decorative carpets, and period European tapestries!


A New Beginning for

Welcome to the brand new PGNY Rug Blog, on the redesigned and relaunched! This year, in time for the beginning of Metro Market Week 2014, Persian Gallery New York is debuting its biggest revamp yet to its popular website,, and as part of that, its highly regarded blog is also making the move to WordPress.

Browse through the redesigned to see all the wonderful new things that have been added to make it easier than ever to browse Persian Gallery’s industry-leading collection of antique oriental rugs, unique decorative carpets, and period European tapestries.  You’ll quickly see that this is more than just a facelift, as has been rebuilt from the ground up.

Picture viewing is greatly improved with the new, as the rug and tapestry images are larger and clearer than ever before, with a dramatic new zoom function that lets the viewer get up close and personal with each image, to get a truly detailed perspective of how each items looks.

There are also many new categories to explore within, including the new Press Page and Glossary sections, an upgraded and simplified Search section, new rug and tapestry categories, and much more.

And then there’s this, the new and improved, WordPress powered PGNY Rug Blog.  We will revisit some topics that were addressed in the previous Blogs, and cover many exciting new things in the world of antique rugs and tapestries, and in related fields.

This week, the big news is that the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day, has come and gone, and the area rug business is back in full swing with the return of Metro Market Week, the NYICS show at the NY Pavilion, and the NY Rug Show at the Jacob Javits Center.

We will have more information about those shows soon, but meanwhile, thanks for reading, and we’re happy to have you join us in our maiden voyage on the new PGNY Rug Blog. Sending a special thanks to the crew at Melotec for making our previous website and the original PGNY Rug Blog as big a success as it has been.

It’s onward and upward, and we look forward to discussing all things oriental rug with you right here in this space…