Thank you for visiting the Rug Centre online shop. If you were specifically looking for us and our site or have been guided here by chance, it is likely you will see many beautiful rugs and may even find it difficult to scale your choice down to one.
Here we have the best of Afghan, Persian, and Pakistan handmade rugs at realistic and competitive prices.
About us and our rugs
Based in London UK for over 25 years now, The Rug Centre supplies hand-made Afghan rugs made by our own weavers in the Northern and North-Western regions of Afghanistan to many Oriental rug shops and individual customers across the UK. We also stock Persian, Pakistan, and Turkish rugs.
Hand-made rugs can take months to complete, with each knot being tied by hand. If you look on the back of a handmade rug you will see each knot, often tiny. This can help to understand the price difference between machine-made mass-produced copies and a genuine handmade rug. Our Video will give you a real insight into the age-old craft of rug making which still continues to this day in Afghanistan.
Buying your rug with The Rug Centre enables us to continue providing employment, education, and health care to our workforce and their families in Northern Afghanistan, now nearing 1,000. This number includes shearers, spinners, dyers, weavers, warehousemen, and drivers.
Smaller numbers of displaced Afghan Refugees continue their craft of hand-knotting rugs in Pakistan. While they were in refugee camps on the borders they made many small rugs depicting the war scenes they had witnessed and fled from. Now, depending on their individual ethnic group or background, they continue to make the same traditional rugs as their fathers before them. (Uzbek, Kazakh, Baluchi, Turkoman)
Our smallest rugs might be used as a table mat or even doormat, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, we have also provided rugs to Stately Homes and Mansions.
So be it a corridor, kitchen, hallway or reception area, dining room, lounge, bedroom, or study there is a rug size and shape for every space.
Help with choosing
From experience working with many, many customers over the years, we know how difficult it is to be sure of choosing the right rug. Size matters, colour and tone matter, and of course the pattern and feel of the rug matter equally.
If you are not confident to buy directly from our online shop there is always the option of visiting our showroom and warehouse. Additionally, we are available to help, be it talking you through some aspects and sharing images or even bringing a selection for you to see in your own setting. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. A handmade rug is for keeping so getting the perfect rug for your needs is paramount.
At times we have worked with individual customers to create their own design, colour, or unusual shape or size rug. This is always possible but of course, because the rug is hand-made to their specification, there is a time factor involved which may be between 6-9 months or possibly longer. Whilst working on a bespoke rug we always share updates and images of the progress of their rug being made.
Maintenance, Restoration, and cleaning service
We are happy to advise on general care and maintenance of your rug. In addition, we offer an in-house specialist restoration for damaged rugs and a traditional cleaning service.
Contact us at The Rug Centre UK on +44 208 795 5594 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find us at our warehouse and showroom at Safe Store Warehouses, Bounds Green Road, London N11 2UD
Beautiful, fairly priced kilim rugs. Feels really decent quality given the price. Bought online (nice website that gives you are good view of the rugs with accurate colours) and delivered quickly, with a nice handwritten note from Camilla. I'd definitely recommend if you are on the search for some rugs.
I just wanted to say thanks very much for the rug you sent us, thanks for trusting us enough to post it before receiving the payment. Sometimes you order things online and they’re not what you were expecting from the website, but you get used to the difference. Not your rug - I’ve been looking for something for a while and I’m so glad I waited until I was sure. It actually looks nicer than the pictures and I love it.
Great quality and great price. I even got a thank you letter and a present with my order . I am very satisfied with the way they treat me as a customer , they make you feel special and the quality of the product I ordered is outstanding. I will definitely shop again. I am glad I discover this site.