The Complete Buying Service by Essie

Holding one of the world's largest and most unique collections of handmade Persian carpets and rugs, compiled over nine generations, we offer for sale an extensive range of Persian and Oriental handmade rugs and carpets to satisfy all needs and budgets; including antique and modern in a variety of designs, colours and sizes, unusual size requests or if a particular rare piece is sought. At Essie Carpets, our approach to furnishing your home is to supply pieces that dovetail with your individual preferences and design themes. Our team is here to guide you in selecting the perfect piece to suit your needs. Ultimately your satisfaction is of paramount importance, thus we offer home trial prior to purchasing so that you are wholeheartedly confident and satisfied with your selection.

Expert Consultation

At Essie Carpets, we appreciate the importance of the investment you make when purchasing a valuable Oriental carpet. Essie and our in-house team of experts are here to provide you with a full consultancy service. As one of the world's foremost experts and collectors of Persian carpets, and an author of three books on the subject, Essie has a passion to share his vast knowledge, expertise and advice with his clients and offer them peace of mind in their purchase. Schedule a meeting with our team of experts and we will be there to assist you.


As an Essie Carpets' client, when you purchase a carpet from us you are eligible to exchange it for any carpet from our collection in the future. This unique service can be useful when redecorating your home, or when an upgrade in type or quality is desired.

Essie Carpets Club

The Essie Carpets Club has been created to benefit existing customers and new aficionados of carpet and textile art. Under the auspices of Essie Sakhai, the internationally renowned specialist, we wish to encourage deeper interest in this fascinating art form and offer an incomparable professional service to our clients. The Essie Carpets Club, (ECC), is designed to be educational, informative and to offer confidence and peace of mind in your investment. Members Benefits • Purchase advice based on requirements, including individual consultations. • Selling, existing or purchased rugs at reduced commission rates. • Valuations for all purposes prepared in document form, including digital photographs. • Repair and restoration advice, and when appropriate, 20% discount on any cleaning and restoration.

Bespoke Commissioned Rug

Essie Carpets can create a new, bespoke, made-to-order handmade carpet or rug; catering for unusual sizes, designs or a particular colour. Although we have one of Europe's most extensive range of designs and sizes, certain spaces require something different.

Our extensive array of designs can be adapted to create a rug that is perfectly tailored to your requirements. Colours can be modified, specific shapes and sizes can be tailor made to order, raw materials can be changed and patterns can be amended. Our team is here to help create the carpet of your dreams, you have the ability to choose from a vast array of colours  or we can match any sample of colour of any object you bri... more »

Restoration and Cleaning

We offer a comprehensive restoration and cleaning service. We undertake repairs to piled weavings, flat weaves, including Kilims, Soumakhs, Tapestries and Textiles. We utilize the wealth of experience of our team of highly skilled restorers, all of whom share a passionate interest in the care and preservation of carpet and textile art. A comprehensive range of restoration work can be undertaken, which includes simple but essential work such as securing fringe ends to prevent knot loss, rebuilding and securing damage to side cords, re-piling & repairing worn areas, to more complex work including patching or reweaving holes, and rejoining tears. We can also perform more complex conservation, such as stretching, mounting or lining. Professional cleaning should ideally be conducted once every two to three years subject to the amount of use sustained. S... more »


Selling through Essie could not be more simple. As specialist valuers, we are always up to date with current market values around the world. We will consider outright purchase, or sale on a commission basis. If selling on commission, we will provide you with an estimate based on current open market values and will endeavour to achieve the maximum result by identifying the most suitable market in which to find purchasers.


Formal written valuations can be prepared for the purpose of Insurance, Probate, Fair distribution or sale by Private Treaty. As recognised specialists in the market, we are aware that in addition to their practical domestic usage, carpets are also unique works of art. As such, assessment of value is related to many factors beyond merely referring to price listing or auction catalogues. Full and accurate valuations must be considered in the context of a world market. This market is influenced by changes in taste, fashion and the evolution of current trends. It is with an awareness of the ever changing nature of these factors, resulting from many years experience in the market, that we undertake the professional valuation of rugs and carpets with confidence. For Insurance, the primary objective is to ensure that adequate compensation shall be forthcomin... more »

Design Process

Persian carpets are unquestionably one of the supreme Oriental art forms. The traditional techniques of Oriental carpet weaving have changed surprisingly little over several Millennia. The two principal forms of 'knotting' have been in existence for at least 3,500 years. Every carpet starts with a loom, a simple frame which gives the base threads the necessary tension to allow knots to be tied on them. The most basic form is the horizontal loom used by nomadic tribal weavers. Production of the more sophisticated village and city rugs varies only in the type of loom used, the quality of the yarns, and the degree of technical skill of the weaver. Carpets may be made solely from wool or from combinations of wool, cotton and silk. Some primitive tribal carpets incorporate goat or camel hair for greater strength and economy.

Contact Us