About Theresa Nejad

Ali and Theresa Nejad have for over two decades been involved in the design, production and distribution of handmade rugs, an enterprise which has required a considerable amount of travel to the rug production centers of the world - including Afghanistan. Despite the full-time demands of the type of industry they are involved with, they have still managed to donate freely of their time and resources: In 2006 they donated $50,000 to the Oriental Rug Importers Association Charitable Fund - an organization committed to improving the health, welfare, and economic status of needy children and their families in major capet weaving districts around the world. In 2007 they were among a special envoy of business owners who traveled with U.S. Department of Commerce officials to Afghanistan as volunteers enlisted to help resurrect the country's centuries-old - and war-damaged - carpet industry.

Haji Jalili Persian Rugs, One of the Most Sought After By Interior Designers & Rug Collectors

Haj Jalili Rug
Rare Antique Exquisitly detailed Haji Jalili Rug offered exclusively by Nejad Rugs

The world of Persian rugs is rich with history and artistry, with certain
names echoing as symbols of unparalleled craftsmanship and cultural
heritage. Among these esteemed names is Haji Jalili, renowned for creating
some of the most exquisite carpets from the Tabriz region in Iran. These
rugs are not only masterpieces of weaving but are also considered
significant investments, cherished by collectors and designers around the

The Historical Roots of Haji Jalili Rugs

Haj Jalili Rug
Antique Persian Tabriz Haji Jalili c. 1880 – 9′ 4″ x 12′ 5″ Offered by Nejad Rugs

Haji Jalili is best known for his innovative approach in the late 19th
century, particularly in the city of Tabriz, located in Northwest Iran.
This region, with its deep-rooted history in carpet weaving, provided a
fertile ground for Jalili’s creative genius. He was a master weaver and
designer who introduced sophisticated designs and a softer palette than
was traditionally used in Persian rugs. His contributions have left a
lasting impact, making Haji Jalili rugs some of the most sought-after
antiques in the market today.

Craftsmanship and Design Elements

Haj Jalili Rug
Nejad #988072 Antique genuine Persian Haj Jalili Rug c. 1850 – 7′ 3″ x 10′

What sets Haji Jalili rugs apart are their intricate designs and the
quality of materials used. Typically, these rugs feature a dense weave,
often with a knot density that allows for intricate detailing in design.
The wool used is usually of high quality, with a lustrous finish that
enhances the depth of color. The designs are often floral, with a central
medallion and a series of borders containing elaborate motifs that speak
to the natural beauty of the Persian landscape.

Haj Jalili Rug
A fine antique Haji Jalili Tabriz carpet approx. 15ft. 4in. x 10ft. 11in. | Christie’s

The color palette in Haji Jalili rugs is particularly notable for its
subtlety and range, including earth tones, soft pastels, and muted
indigos. These colors are achieved through natural dyes, which contribute
to the rug’s overall harmony and visual appeal, making each piece unique.

Rarity and Value

Haj Jalili Rug
Haji Jalili Tabriz carpet c. 1900 w/ tree of life design approx. 24′ x 18′ | Christie’s

Due to their age, beauty, and the meticulous craftsmanship required to
create them, Haji Jalili rugs are exceedingly rare. This rarity adds to
their value, making them not just home decorations but significant
investments. Collectors and enthusiasts seek out these rugs for their
historical significance, artistic quality, and investment potential, often
considering them heirlooms.

Haji Jalili Rugs in Traditional Upscale Interiors

Haj Jalili Rug
Haji-Jalili Tabriz carpet Northwest Persia c. 1880 approx. 13ft. x 9ft.8in. | Christie’s

Designers specializing in traditional and upscale interiors frequently
utilize Haji Jalili rugs to add a touch of elegance and history to a space.
These rugs work beautifully with antique furnishings, complementing wood
grains and classical architectural elements. The intricate designs and
subtle colorations of Haji Jalili rugs make them versatile for various
design schemes, providing a focal point or a harmonious backdrop to
luxury interiors.

Nejad Rugs in Doylestown, PA

Haj Jalili Rug
An antique Haji-Jalili Tabriz carpet 13ft. x 9ft.5in.(396cm. x 286cm.) | Christie’s

For those interested in owning a piece of this historic artistry, Nejad Rugs
in Doylestown, PA, offers an extensive inventory of investment-level antique
rugs, including Haji Jalili orientals. Their vast inventory is known for its
breadth and quality, attracting buyers from across the country who seek
authentic, well-preserved examples of Persian weaving. Nejad Rugs ensures
that each Haji Jalili rug is presented with respect to its historical and
artistic value, providing potential buyers with not only a rug but a piece
of art that holds a story and an era within its threads.


Haj Jalili Rug
Haji Jalili style Tabriz carpet Northwest Persia c. 1880 approx. 374 by 285cm | Sotheby’s

Haji Jalili Persian rugs represent a pinnacle of Persian carpet weaving.
The delicate balance of artistic design, historical significance, and
masterful craftsmanship in these rugs make them not just decorative
elements but profound cultural statements. As prized possessions in the
world of art and design, they continue to inspire and captivate with their
beauty and historical depth. Whether you are a collector, a designer, or
someone who appreciates fine art, the legacy of Haji Jalili’s rugs offers
a timeless appeal that transcends generations.

Hand-Knotted Wool Rugs with Geometric Designs: Perfect for Vermont Décor

M007RTIY Pepperdil Rug from Nejad
Nejad’s High-quality Hand-knotted 100% Wool pile Rugs with Geometric Design

Vermont, known for its captivating landscapes that change with the seasons, offers
a unique setting that demands equally exquisite home décor to match its natural
beauty. In the realm of interior design, one of the most effective ways to mirror
Vermont’s rustic charm and earthy tones is through the use of high-quality hand-
knotted wool rugs with geometric designs. These rugs not only enhance the aesthetic
of a home but also offer durability and functionality, making them a practical
choice for the wear and tear of everyday life.

The Essence of Vermont in Hand-Knotted Rugs

M007NYIY Pepperdil Rug
Rugs with Geometric Patterns in Earth Tones seamlessly blend with Rustic Decor

When choosing rugs for a Vermont home, it is crucial to consider designs that reflect
the state’s natural environment. Rugs with geometric patterns in earth tones
seamlessly blend with rustic decor, enhancing the room’s warmth and comfort. The
intricate patterns and rich, muted colors of these rugs draw inspiration from the
serene landscapes of Vermont, perfectly complementing wooden furniture and stone
fireplaces commonly found in local homes.

A Tale of Two Perfect Rugs: Nejad’s Creations in Woodstock, Vermont

M006AIRT Rustic Mahal Rug from Nejad’s Signature Heirloom Collection

In Woodstock, Vermont, a town renowned for its lush terrain and vibrant seasonal
colors, a discerning couple found their perfect rug match through Nejad Rugs. With
over 40 years of experience, Nejad Rugs has honed the art of connecting clients
with pieces that resonate with their living spaces and aesthetic preferences.

Nejad M007AIEM Pepperdil Rug
M007AIEM Pepperdil Rug from Nejad’s Signature Heirloom Collection

The clients first chose Nejad’s rug M006 Mahal in a 9’x12′ size, featuring a soft ivory
background and a rust border. This rug’s subtle yet inviting color scheme makes it a
versatile base for any room, reflecting the soft hues of Vermont’s early autumn. The
geometric patterns are understated, providing a sophisticated backdrop that doesn’t
overwhelm the space.

M007 Pepperdil Rug in room setting
Rug features a rich green border evoking the verdant greenery of Vermont Summers

Complementing the Mahal, they selected Nejad’s M007 Pepperdil in a 6’x9’ size for their
living room, which shares the same high-quality weave and attention to detail. This rug
features an antique ivory background framed by a rich green border, evoking the
verdant greenery of Vermont’s summers. Together, these rugs create a cohesive look
throughout their home, maintaining a balance between elegance and the rustic charm
of their surroundings.

Nejad M007 Pepperdil Hall Runner
M007AIEM Pepperdil Hall Runner from Nejad’s Signature Heirloom Collection

Why Choose Nejad’s Hand-Knotted Wool Rugs?

Nejad M006NYRT Rustic Mahal Rug
M006NYRT Rustic Mahal Rug from Nejad’s Signature Heirloom Collection

The choice of hand-knotted wool rugs is not just about aesthetics; it’s also about
investing in quality. Nejad’s rugs are known for their durability and ease of
maintenance, making them suitable for high traffic areas. Wool’s natural properties
also contribute to warmth and sound insulation, enhancing the comfort and tranquility
of a home.

Nejad M006 Mahal Rug in Living Room
M006NYRT Rustic Mahal Rug from Nejad’s Signature Heirloom Collection

Moreover, wool rugs are eco-friendly, aligning with the values of many Vermont
residents who prioritize sustainability. The natural fibers are biodegradable
and sourced in ways that can be more environmentally conscious than synthetic

Nejad M006 Mahal Rug in Living Room
M006NYRT Rustic Mahal Rug from Nejad’s Signature Heirloom Collection


M006RTNY Rustic Mahal Rug from Nejad
M006RTNY Rustic Mahal Rug from Nejad’s Signature Heirloom Collection

For those residing in or inspired by the picturesque settings of Vermont,
integrating hand-knotted wool rugs with geometric designs into your home decor
is not merely a style choice—it’s a lifestyle one. Nejad Rugs’ expertly crafted
pieces exemplify how a carefully chosen rug can transform a space, reflecting
both the external environment and the homeowners’ personal style. Whether you
reside in the bustling streets of Burlington or the secluded paths of Woodstock,
a Nejad rug can be the cornerstone that ties your home’s design to the natural
beauty of Vermont.

Woodstock, Vermont

Woodstock, Vermont

Woodstock, Vermont is the county seat of Windsor County with a population of just
over 3,000 – including the villages of Woodstock, South Woodstock, Taftsville,
and West Woodstock. It was named after Woodstock in Oxfordshire, England, as a
homage to both Blenheim Palace and its owner, George Spencer, 4th Duke of
Marlborough. The town was first settled in 1768 by James Sanderson and his family.
In 1776, Joab Hoisington built a gristmill, followed by a sawmill, on the south
branch of the Ottauquechee River. The town was incorporated in 1837.

Rustic Mahal Hall Runner from Nejad
M006RTNY Rustic Mahal Hall Runner from Nejad’s Signature Heirloom Collection

Woodstock developed rapidly once the war ended in 1783. Factories made scythes and
axes,carding machines, and woolens. There was a machine shop and gunsmith shop.
Manufacturers also produced furniture, wooden wares, window sashes and blinds.
Carriages, horse harnesses, saddles, luggage trunks and leather goods were also
manufactured. By 1875, the Woodstock Railroad opened to White River Junction,
carrying freight and tourists.

The Woodstock Inn
The Woodstock Inn – Originally opened in 1892

The economy is now largely driven by tourism – Woodstock has the 20th highest per-
capita income of Vermont towns. The seasonal presence of wealthy second-home
owners from cities such as Boston and New York has contributed to the town’s
economic vitality. The town’s central square, called the Green, is bordered by
restored late Georgian, Federal Style, and Greek Revival houses. The cost of real
estate in the district adjoining the Green is among the highest in the state.
Woodstock maintains a free community wi-fi internet service that covers most of
the village of Woodstock, dubbed “Wireless Woodstock”.

M007RTIY Pepperdil Rug from Nejad
M007RTIY Pepperdil Rug from Nejad’s Signature Heirloom Collection

In his City Life: Urban Expectations in a New World, Canadian author and architect
Witold Rybczynski extensively analyzes the layout of the town and the informal and
unwritten rules which determined it. According to Rybczynski, the overall plan
seems to have been dictated by the site itself: a narrow, flat valley hemmed in by
the sweeping curve of the Ottauqueechee River on one side and a small creek on the
other. The green was laid out lengthwise on the narrow peninsula between the river
and the creek, allowing for many plots to have rear gardens running down to the
riverbank… This is a subtle sort of urban design, but it is design, design that
proceeds not from a predetermined master plan, but from the process of building
itself. Rybczynsk points out that there is no zoning in Woodstock, and “buildings
with different functions sat – and still sit today – side by side on the same
streets”, with practical exceptions such as the slaughterhouse and the gasworks.

M007NYIY Pepperdil Rug
M007NYIY Pepperdil Rug from Nejad’s Signature Heirloom Collection

The Rockefellers have had an enormous impact on the overall character of the town
as it exists today. They helped preserve the 19th century architecture and the
rural feel. In the late 1960s they tore down the landmark Woodstock Inn, a
Victorian treasure reconstructed in 1892 from the old Eagle Hotel, which served
as a center point for the town, and built a charming neo-colonial edifice farther
back from the street. Laurance and Mary French Rockefeller also had the village’s
power lines buried underground. To protect their ridgeline views, the town
adopted an ordinance creating a Scenic Ridgeline District in order to protect
the aesthetics and the views of the town. It was updated in 2007.

Pepperdil Stair Runner from Nejad
M007NYIY Pepperdil Stair Runner from Nejad’s Signature Heirloom Collection

Woodstock was named “The Prettiest Small Town in America” by the Ladies Home Journal
magazine, and in 2011, North and South Park Street and one block of Elm Street won
an award for great streetscape by the American Planning Association’s “Great Places
in America” program. APA looks at street form and composition, street character and
personality and the overall street environment and sustainable practices.

Pepperdil Stair Runner from Nejad
M007NYIY Pepperdil Stair Runner from Nejad’s Signature Heirloom Collection

Geography and Climate

Woodstock has a total area of 44.6 square miles of which 44.4 square miles is land
and 0.27 square miles or 0.63%, is water.The Ottauquechee River flows through the
town. This climatic region – classified as Humid Continental Climate – is typified
by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot summers and notably
cold winters.

Vermont Map featuring Woodstock, Vermont

Woodstock is a 3-hour drive from Boston and is 250 miles from New York City.
Woodstock is crossed by US Route 4, Vermont Route 12 and Vermont Route 106
and is easily accessible via car or plane to Rutland or Lebanon Airports. The
closest regular public transportation hubs are in White River Junction 12
miles east and Rutland 48 miles west.

State of Vermont Coat of Arms

Vermont: Introduction and Historical Highlights

Known as the Green Mountain State, Vermont is located in the New England region of
the Northeastern United States. It borders Massachusetts to the south, New Hampshire
to the east, New York to the west, and Canada to the north. As of the 2020 U.S.
census, the state had a population of 643,503, ranking it the second least-populated
U.S. state and it’s capital, Montpelier, the least populous U.S. state capital.

Conference Room Rug Nejad
M006RTNY Rustic Mahal oversize Rug from Nejad’s Signature Heirloom Collection

During the 17th century, French colonists claimed the territory as part of the
Kingdom of France’s colony of New France. After the Kingdom of Great Britain began
to settle colonies to the south along the Atlantic coast, the two nations competed
in North America: after being defeated in 1763 in the Seven Years’ War, France
ceded its territory east of the Mississippi River to Great Britain. An approximate
2% remnant of French speakers persists to the present day.

The Battle of Bennington was fought on August 16, 1777. A combined American force
under General John Stark, attacked and defeated the Hessian forces at Hoosick, New
York, just across the border from Bennington. British General John Burgoyne never
recovered from this loss and eventually surrendered the remainder of the 6,000-man
force at Saratoga, New York, on October 17 of that year. The battle of Bennington is
considered a crucial turning point in the Revolutionary War and represents the first
major defeat of a British army. The anniversary of this battle – Bennington Battle
Day – is celebrated in Vermont as a legal holiday.

Post-war – Vermont continued to govern itself as a sovereign entity issuing its own
coinage and operating a national postal service. A petition for statehood was
officially sanctioned and approved by an Act of Congress in 1791 – thus making
Vermont the 14th state and the first state to enter the Union after the original
13. In November of 1858, Under the Act “To Secure Freedom to All Persons Within
This State,” slavery was officially outlawed less than three years before the
American Civil War.

Antique Kilims – A Rich Representation of Art & Culture

Antique Turkish Anatolian Kilim
Antique kilims from Anatolia, Persia, and Russia are not only a wonderful choice
for adding beautiful colors and design to your décor, they are also living
representations of the cultures and traditions that created them. As “Floor
Art” their weave techniques, colors, and motifs tell stories of the people,
their beliefs, and their lives.
Nejad Showroom
Nejad Rugs in historic Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, offers one of the
most important collections of antique oriental rugs & kilims in the United States.
Whether you are a collector, a decor enthusiast, or someone who appreciates the
beauty and history of kilims, the collection at Nejad Rugs is sure to inspire and

Weave Techniques

Bessarabian Kilim Eastern Europe
The weaving techniques of kilims vary significantly across Anatolia, Persia, and
Russia, each adapting to the local environment and available materials. Anatolian
kilims, for example, are known for their slit weave technique, which involves
weaving tight vertical slits into the rug for color separation. This technique
allows for the creation of sharp patterns and is particularly suited to the
geometric designs common in these rugs.
Kilim Motifs - Ram's Horns
Persian kilims, on the other hand, often use a combination of flat weaving and
embroidery, adding texture and depth to their designs. This hybrid technique
results in a more diverse palette of patterns, from the floral to the geometric,
allowing for intricate detailing.
Central Anatolian Prayer Kilim
Russian kilims, especially those from the Caucasus region, are distinctive for
their sumak weave. This technique involves wrapping wefts over the warps, creating
a herringbone-like pattern that adds strength and texture to the rug. This method
allows for detailed and complex designs, often featuring bold, geometric patterns.

Colors and Dye Processes

Geometric Kilim Burano Collection
The colors in kilims are not just for decoration; they carry meanings and symbolize
various aspects of life, such as happiness, protection, and fertility. Traditionally,
the dyes used were natural, derived from plants, minerals, and sometimes insects. In
Anatolia, madder root was commonly used for reds, indigo for blues, and walnut shells
for browns and blacks. These natural dyes give Anatolian kilims their rich, warm tones.
Aydinli Kilim South Ceentral Anatolia
Persian kilims often feature a vibrant palette, utilizing a wider range of natural
dyes. The introduction of synthetic dyes in the late 19th century brought brighter
colors, but many weavers continue to prefer traditional methods for their depth and
quality of color.
Ghudjeri Kilim Uzbekistan
Russian kilims, particularly those from the southern regions, display a restrained color
scheme, often dominated by reds and blues. The use of natural dyes, especially those
derived from local flora, is prevalent, giving these kilims a distinctive, earthy palette.

Design Motifs and Their Meaning

Sarkoy Prayer Kilim
The motifs in kilims are deeply symbolic, each with its own story and significance. In
Anatolia, common motifs include the ram’s horn, symbolizing masculinity and power; the
hands-on-hips motif, representing motherhood and fertility; and the evil eye, offering
protection against bad luck.
Antique Persian Kilim Senneh
Persian kilims are replete with floral motifs, each with its own symbolism. Roses signify
love and mystery, while the tree of life represents eternal life. Animals are also common
motifs, with each creature carrying its own symbolic weight; for example, lions for power
and peacocks for immortality.
Ghudjeri Kilim Uzbekistan
Russian kilims often feature motifs inspired by the natural world, with a particular
emphasis on symbols of protection and prosperity. Geometric patterns, such as the
diamond, symbolize the female form and fertility, while animals and birds are believed
tooffer protection and good luck to the household.
Antique Turkish Kilim
Antique kilims from Anatolia, Persia, and Russia are not merely artifacts of the past;
they are living representations of the cultures and traditions that created them. Their
weave techniques, colors, and motifs tell stories of the people, their beliefs, and their
lives. Nejad Rugs in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, offers a gateway to exploring
these beautiful and meaningful textiles, providing a touchpoint for those interested in the
rich tapestry of history they represent. Whether you are a collector, a decor enthusiast,
or someone who appreciates the beauty and history of kilims, the collection at Nejad Rugs
is sure to inspire and fascinate.

By understanding the intricacies of these kilims, we gain insight into the diverse cultures
and histories of the regions they come from. These rugs do more than adorn floors; they
weave the rich tapestries of human history and culture into the fabric of our daily lives.

From Emerald to Teal to Sage: These are the Gorgeous Green Colors Trending in Interior Design

Very Fine One of a Kind Pakistan Sarough Rug in Family Room
In the ever-evolving world of interior design, this year, a particularly striking trend has
emerged, bringing with it a fresh, vibrant palette that revitalizes and transforms interiors:
the rise of gorgeous greens. From rich emerald, to deep teal green or soothing soft
sage tones, green is making a bold statement in homes across the globe. At the
forefront of this movement is Nejad Rugs, boasting an enormous selection of quality
oriental and modern design rugs that perfectly capture this color revolution.
Very Fine One of a Kind Pakistan Sarough Rug in Family Room
The color green, often associated with nature, has a profound positive effect
on our mood and well-being when it’s the main color in a room. Its presence in
our surroundings can evoke feelings of calmness and relaxation, reducing stress
and anxiety, promoting a positive, tranquil atmosphere, Green symbolizes growth,
harmony, and renewal, subtly encouraging a sense of balance and stability in our
Very Fine One of a Kind Pakistan Sarough Rug in Family Room

Green, with its myriad of shades and tones, offers an unparalleled versatility
that can complement any design style, from the modern and minimalist to the
classic and opulent. Nejad Rugs, a renowned name in the realm of high-quality
handmade rugs, has embraced this trend wholeheartedly, presenting an array of
rugs in the new, rich deep teal green and soft sage green tones that are setting
the interior design world abuzz.
Very Fine One of a Kind Pakistan Sarough Rug in Family Room

A Perfect Harmony of Green Tones in a Family Room

Take, for example, a client’s family home in Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940, which
features Nejad’s gorgeous one of a kind, very fine Pakistan Kashan rug in deep
teal green. This exquisite piece not only adds a splash of vibrant color but also
harmonizes perfectly with the wall color, allowing the lighter furniture fabrics
and room appointments to stand out in stunning contrast. The result is a living
space that feels both cohesive and dynamically alive, a testament to the power
of carefully chosen color and design elements working in tandem.
Timeless Elegance in Dining Rooms Featuring Green Oriental Rugs

Timeless Elegance in Dining Rooms Featuring Green Oriental Rugs

Moving from the living room to the dining area, the transformative power of green
continues to impress. These two beautiful dining rooms showcase high quality hand-
knotted Nejad oriental rugs in timeless deep greens. Paired with classic wood dining
room furniture, these rugs create elegant and inviting rooms that invite diners to
linger over meals and conversations.
Beautiful Kitchens with Green Cabinets

Beautiful Kitchens with Green Cabinets & Rugs

The influence of green extends beyond traditional spaces into the heart of the
modern home: the kitchen. A high-end designer kitchen, boasting deep green
cabinets, is beautifully completed with Nejad’s geometric Heriz design rug M003
EMIY. This piece is not just a visual showstopper; it embodies the highest quality
of wool and weave, making it both a functional and decorative element. The rug’s
darker green field complements the cabinetry, proving that even in the most
utilitarian spaces, color and design can play a pivotal role in creating an
atmosphere that is both stylish and welcoming.
Soft Sage Greens Create the Perfect Relaxed Restful Bedrooms

Soft Sage Greens Create the Perfect Relaxed Restful Bedrooms

The bedroom is another space that stands out as ideal to infuse with calming hues.
Below is a client’s bedroom in Princeton, New Jersey, exemplifies this beautifully,
with designers selecting Nejad’s Mahal design rug in a serene gray sage green. This
choice perfectly complements the daybed, adorned in harmonious fabrics, enhancing
the room’s luxury and comfort. The sage green tones create a soft, soothing
atmosphere, ideal for a restful retreat.
Green Tones Are A Perfect Choice for Stair Runners

Green Tones Are A Perfect Choice for Stair Runners

One of the best ways to incorporate green into your décor is in the foyer and along
the staircase, which introduces a harmonious element to your home. Utilizing Nejad’s
long stair runners, which offer a spectrum of greens from deep emerald to soft sage,
can transform this important transition area into a cohesive and inviting entryway.
Whether installed on curved or straight staircases, these runners not only enhance
the aesthetic appeal but also seamlessly connect adjoining rooms. The choice of green
tones brings a sense of harmony and continuity, making the transition between spaces
feels more natural and fluid. This approach elevates the overall ambiance of the home,
creating a welcoming and interconnected environment.
Discover Your Perfect Rug

Discover Your Perfect Rug

For those inspired to incorporate this gorgeous green trend into their own homes,
a visit to Nejad’s showroom in historic Bucks County is a must. Here, amidst the
quaint charm and history of the area, lies a treasure trove of rugs that embody the
latest in color and design trends. Whether you’re drawn to the opulence of oriental
designs or the clean lines of modern aesthetics, Nejad Rugs offers a selection vast
enough to ensure you find the perfect rug to bring your interior design visions to
Discover Your Perfect Rug
In embracing the beautiful variety of greens, from the deepest teals to the most
delicate sages, Nejad Rugs not only sets the trend but also offers a timeless approach
to interior design that will endure long beyond the fleeting trends of the season.
Visit Nejad’s showroom today and discover how the right rug can transform your space,
bringing color, warmth, and style into your home in ways you never imagined
Heriz M003GNIY in Family Room

Coordinating Oriental Rugs: Creating Flow & Balance in a Lawrenceville, NJ Residence

Coordinating Oriental Rugs: Creating Flow & Balance in a Lawrenceville, NJ Residence
Coordinating Oriental Rugs: Creating Flow & Balance in a Lawrenceville, NJ Residence

When a couple from Lawrenceville, NJ, near historic Princeton in Mercer County,
embarked on their journey to find the perfect Oriental rugs for their dining
room and foyer, they sought harmony in design and color. Their quest led them
to Nejad Rugs in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania renowned for 40 year
excellent reputation and their enormous inventory of expertly hand-woven rugs.

The challenge was to find two rugs that complement each other while fitting into
distinct spaces – a formal dining room and a welcoming foyer, both spaces open
and visible to each other.

After viewing piles of rugs and comparing numerous combinations, the two rugs
selected were woven by the same skilled artisans, using high-quality semi-worsted
New Zealand wool and consistent color dyes. Although the classic rug designs are
very different, the style, weave and color created a beautiful harmony and symmetry
between the spaces.
Nejad's classic Persian Mahal Sultanabad 
Design M006AIRT rug
Nejad’s classic Persian Mahal Sultanabad Design M006AIRT antique ivory / rust rug

For the dining room, the couple chose Nejad’s classic Persian Mahal Sultanabad
Design M006AIRT. This rug features an elegant antique ivory background with a rust
and navy border, bringing light and elegance to the hardwood floors and a nice
contrast with the dark wood furniture, and soft wall color. The all-over pattern
of the Mahal rug creates a frame for the dining table and chairs, creating cohesive

Heriz Serapi Design M003RTNY featuring a deep rust background 
with a striking center medallion
Heriz Serapi M003RTNY rug featuring a rust background and striking center medallion

The foyer, a space that often experiences heavy traffic, needed a rug that was not
only beautiful but also durable and functional. The perfect choice was Nejad’s
classic Persian Heriz Serapi Design M003RTNY featuring a deep rust background
with a striking center medallion, making it a standout piece in the unobstructed
foyer area. The colorway and design of the Heriz rug ensure both endurance and
timeless elegance.

In conclusion, the selection of Nejad’s Mahal and Heriz rugs demonstrated how
coordinating rugs in different spaces can create a harmonious and aesthetically
pleasing home environment. Their choice highlights the importance of considering
color, design, and the functional aspects of rugs when decorating a home.

The Journey of Life: Exploring the symbolic meaning of ‘Steps of Life’ design in Persian Heriz Rugs

In the world of Persian rugs, each design tells a story, and the ‘Steps of Life’ motif
in Heriz rugs is no exception. This pattern is characterized by a series of geometric
shapes, resembling steps or ladders, often found in the borders or main field of the

Historically, these steps symbolize the stages of life – birth, growth, experiences,
and the passage into the afterlife. The linear progression of the steps is a metaphor
for life’s journey, each ‘step’ signifying a different phase or a significant life event.
The number of steps can vary, with some interpretations representing specific life
stages like childhood, adulthood, and old age.

In Nejad’s new and antique genuine Persian Heriz rugs, the ‘Steps of Life’ motif is not
just an artistic expression; it’s a reflection of the weaver’s view on the cyclical nature
of existence. This motif adds a layer of depth and meaning to these already culturally
rich masterpieces, making them not just decorative items but also storytellers of the
human experience.

Exploring the symbolic meaning of 'Steps of Life' 
design in Persian Heriz Rugs
        Exploring the symbolic meaning of ‘Steps of Life’ design in Persian Heriz Rugs

Nejad Rugs: A Beautiful Oriental Runner for a Philadelphia Townhouse’s Narrow Staircase

Philadelphia, with its blend of historic charm and modern sophistication, offers
a unique backdrop for interior design. In the heart of this city’s center, a
particular townhouse stands out, thanks to the exquisite addition of a Nejad
Rug’s hand-knotted wool stair runner, featuring a classic Herati design. This
installation not only highlights their unparalleled expertise in working with
challenging staircases, but also showcases the enduring quality of their rugs
and runners.
Beautiful Oriental Runner for Philadelphia Townhouse Narrow Staircase
The Challenge of a Narrow Staircase
Narrow staircases, typical in many Philadelphia townhouses, pose a significant
challenge for a runner installation. The precision required to fit a stair
runner in such a confined space with protruding newel posts cannot be overstated.
Nejad Rugs, with their seasoned expertise, embraced this challenge in their
clients’ beautiful center city townhouse. Their highly skilled and experienced
installer meticulously measured and planned the installation, ensuring a perfect
fit that complements the staircase’s dimensions.
Nejad Provides High Level Staircase Runner Installation Services
The Artistry of Hand-Knotted Wool and Herati Design
The choice of material and design speaks volumes about the homeowner’s
taste and the installer’s finesse. High quality, hand-knotted wool
oriental rugs are world renowned for their durability, often lasting for
generations. Nejad’s Herati Design M011 is a testament to their weaver’s
skill, culminating in a stair runner that is not just a floor covering,
but a piece of art.

The Herati design, with its origins in Persian artistry, adds an element of
timeless elegance and is an especially easy design to incorporate with other
Oriental rugs, fabrics, wall coverings and art. Its intricate pattern and
subtle color variations perfectly enhance the aesthetic appeal of this
townhouse’s interior, creating a warm and inviting ambiance.

Nejad’s Expert Installation
The installation process of this stair runner was a spectacle of skill and
precision. Nejad’s adept installer, with his in-depth knowledge of textile
behavior and space aesthetics, ensured that every inch of the runner was
perfectly aligned. The challenge of the narrow staircase was met with
innovative techniques that guaranteed a smooth and seamless fit. The final
result was a beautifully laid runner that gracefully cascaded down the stairs,
becoming an integral part of the townhouse’s character.

Durability and Longevity
One of the most remarkable features of Nejad’s stair runners is their
durability. The high-quality wool used in this hand-knotted masterpiece is
known for its resilience. It withstands heavy foot traffic, maintaining its
elegance over many years. This longevity is a crucial factor for homeowners,
as it ensures that their investment continues to enhance their home’s beauty
and comfort for a long time.

Transformative Impact and Client Satisfaction
The transformation brought about by this installation was immediate and
profound. The homeowner’s satisfaction was evident in their appreciation
of the runner’s beauty and the quality of Nejad’s work. The stair runner
did not just meet their expectations – it exceeded them!

Nejad Rugs’ installation in this Philadelphia center city townhouse is a
testament to their extensive long runner inventory and their high level
installation services. The hand-knotted wool stair runner, with its elegant
Herati design, not only beautified a narrow staircase but also promised years
of enduring quality. It stands as a shining example of how the right choice
in home decor can transform a space, melding artistry with practicality. For
those looking to elevate their home interiors, Nejad Rugs offers not just a
product, but a legacy of beauty and durability.

It’s Not Too Late to Take Advantage of Your Professional or Home Office 2023 Tax Deductions

Whether your office is in a large corporate building or you use part of your home
exclusively and regularly for conducting business, you may be eligible to deduct
expenses. The IRS allows for tax deductions for office furniture, art and rugs and
purchasing a beautiful Nejad Oriental Rug for your office may qualify for tax
deduction savings.

We already know that a beautifully designed workspace significantly boosts productivity,
motivation, and overall well-being. Such environments are often aesthetically pleasing
and ergonomically sound, reducing physical strain and mental stress. Comfortable
furniture with a beautiful Nejad Persian rug in a harmonious color scheme can uplift
mood, enhance focus, and foster creativity. With this year’s Section 179 allowed tax
deduction, you can create a nurturing setting that not only improves work efficiency but
also encourages a healthier work-life balance, contributing to greater job satisfaction
and overall happiness.

These professional offices feature Nejad Oriental Rugs, from light colors to rich jewel
tones in varying classic and transitional patterns.

Professional Home offices featuring Nejad Oriental Rugs

Professional Home offices featuring Nejad Oriental Rugs

Professional Home offices featuring Nejad Oriental Rugs

The Section 179 Deduction: The Section 179 deduction allows businesses to write off
the entire cost of qualifying assets in the year they are purchased rather than
depreciating them over time. For 2023, the maximum Section 179 deduction is
$1,160,000. Office furniture is explicitly mentioned as a deductible expense under
this section. This suggests that if office furniture, including rugs, qualifies as
a business asset, it can potentially be deducted under this rule.

Business Use of Home: If you use part of your home exclusively and regularly for
conducting business, you may deduct expenses related to this business use. The area
designated for the home office must be exclusively used for conducting business on
a regular basis. This means the space should not be used for personal activities.

Your home office must be the principal place of your business, or a place where
you regularly meet with clients or patients. This rule has some flexibility; for
example, if you conduct business at a location outside of your home but use your
home substantially and regularly to conduct business, you may qualify for a home
office deduction.

If the space is a separate structure not attached to your home, it does not have
to be your principal place of business, as long as it’s used exclusively and
regularly for your business.

These expenses can include mortgage interest, insurance, utilities, repairs,
and depreciation. In this context, if an office rug is used exclusively and
regularly in a part of your home devoted to business, it may be considered
for a deduction. However, the specific inclusion of rugs isn’t explicitly
detailed in the IRS guidelines​​​​.

Ordinary and Necessary Business Expenses: The IRS guidelines state that
business expenses must be both ordinary and necessary to qualify for tax
deductions. Ordinary expenses are those that are common and accepted in your
trade or business. Necessary expenses are those that are helpful and
appropriate for running the business. If office rugs are deemed ordinary
and necessary for your business operations, they may qualify as deductible

In summary, office furniture, including rugs, may be tax-deductible if they
are considered necessary and ordinary business expenses, and if they are used
exclusively and regularly in a part of your home dedicated to business. The
Section 179 deduction offers a pathway for immediate write-offs of such assets.
As tax laws can be complex and subject to interpretation, it’s advisable to
consult with a tax professional or an accountant to assess the specific
circumstances of your business and ensure compliance with IRS rules.

As tax laws can change and individual circumstances vary, it’s always highly
recommended to consult with a tax professional for advice specific to your

Oriental Rugs: The Perfect Addition to Your Home Library for Style and Comfort

Nejad's Antique Persian Rug in Client's Philadelphia Suburb Home Library
Nejad’s Antique Persian Rug in Client’s Philadelphia Suburb Home Library

Whether planning a small corner reading nook or designating an entire room, when it
comes to creating a cozy and inviting home library, every detail matters. From the
choice of furniture to the selection of lighting and décor, each element plays a
vital role in setting the right ambiance for a reading haven. One of the most
important elements that makes a significant impact is the rug. In particular, Oriental
rugs have a timeless charm that pairs exceptionally well with the classic comfort of
leather and upholstered furniture. In this blog, we’ll explore why Nejad Oriental rugs
are the perfect choice for your home’s reading space, especially when aiming for that
signature Ralph Lauren decor look or your favorite library’s reading room.

Timeless Elegance of Oriental Rugs

Nejad's Antique Persian Heriz Rug in Reading Nook
Nejad’s Antique Persian Heriz Rug in Reading Nook

Oriental rugs, also known as Persian rugs, have been woven by skilled artisans for
centuries. Their intricate patterns, rich colors, and high-quality craftsmanship make
them a testament to timeless elegance. When you step into a room adorned with an
Oriental rug, you’re not just walking on a floor covering; you’re entering a space
steeped in history and culture.

Harmonizing with Leather

Nejad's M023GOBR Signature Tabriz Beige Burgundy in 
          Client's Bucks County PA Home Library
Nejad’s M023GOBR Signature Tabriz Beige Burgundy in Client’s Bucks County PA Home Library

Rich leathers from fabric companies such as Kravet, Schumacher, Villa Nova, Lee Jofa
and Pinder and Carnegie are synonymous with luxury and comfort, particularly Ralph
Laurens leather furniture collections. The soft, supple leather of sofas and armchairs
provides a sense of warmth and sophistication. Pairing this comfort with one of Nejad’s
Oriental rug’s plush texture creates a tactile experience that’s unmatched. The smooth
leather and soft rug fibers create a delightful contrast that complements each other

Versatile Design

Nejad's M010MTRT Baktiari in New Hope Pennsylvania Client's Arts & Crafts 
         Style Home Library
Nejad’s M010MTRT Baktiari in New Hope Pennsylvania Client’s Arts & Crafts Style Home Library

One of the remarkable features of handmade Oriental rugs is their versatility in design.
Whether your home library follows a traditional, rustic, or modern aesthetic, with
Nejad’s inventory of over 10,000 handmade rugs, you’ll be sure to find an Oriental rug
to suit your style and price range that resonates with your personal taste and
complements your furniture seamlessly.

Nejad rugs come in many various designs, sizes and color palettes, however professional
interior designers continue to favor time tested Serapi and Heriz rugs for home library
projects. These gorgeous rugs feature geometric motifs, either in all over design or
with a bold center medallions in the most sought after colors ranging from warm rusts,
deep navies, jeweled tone reds, mellowed antiqued ivory, and soft melon.

Enhancing Acoustics
Nejad's M023GOBK Tabriz in Pennsylvania Clients Home Combination Library Office

Nejad’s M023GOBK Tabriz in Pennsylvania Clients Home Combination Library Office

A home library is not just about aesthetics; it’s also about creating a serene reading
environment. Nejad’s Oriental rugs play a surprising role in enhancing the acoustics of
your space. Their dense pile and thick construction help absorb sound, reducing echoes
and creating a quieter atmosphere. This is especially important in a reading space
where you want to focus on reading without distractions.

Investment in Quality

Nejad's T103BNBN Modern Aubusson in Client's Villanova Pennsylvania 
          Quiet Reading Nook with English Revolving Bookcase Table
Nejad’s T103BNBN Modern Aubusson in Client’s Villanova Pennsylvania Quiet Reading Nook with English Revolving Bookcase Table

Choosing a Nejad Oriental rug for your home library is not just a design decision; it’s
an investment in quality. These rugs are known for their durability and longevity. When
properly cared for, they can last for generations, making them a valuable addition to
your home. Unlike mass-produced rugs, Nejad Oriental rugs are hand-woven with
extreme care and attention to detail, ensuring that you’re purchasing a piece of
art that will stand the test of time.
stand the test of time.

Public Library Spaces as Inspiration

Nejad Antique Ziegler Mahal Rug in Reading Nook
Nejad Antique Ziegler Mahal Rug in Reading Nook

Many of the country’s most prestigious libraries have the most beautifully decorated
spaces filled with bookshelf lined walls, rich wood moldings, classic library tables,
comfortable upholstered chairs and sofas, and Oriental rugs. These spectacular rooms
offer the best in design to help you generate ideas on a smaller scale for your home

In conclusion, if you’re looking to create a home library or a small reading space that
exudes comfort and sophistication, consider adding a Nejad Oriental rug. The timeless
elegance, versatile design, acoustic benefits, and long-lasting quality of a Nejad
Oriental rug make it the ideal choice for this intimate space. With over four decades
of working with the country’s top interior designers, our experienced staff can help
you choose the perfect Oriental rug to create your home library, not only be a place
to escape into your favorite books but also a haven of style and comfort and a truly
inviting retreat.

Philadelphia Pennsylvania Public Library
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Public Library

Philadelphia Public Library;  |  Branch Locations
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
1-833-TALK FLP (825-5357)

Philadelphia Public Library Map
Philadelphia Public Library Map

The Philadelphia Library has several branches throughout the city as well as an
extensive list of Departments including Art, Business, Children’s, Culinary,
Education Philosophy and Religion, Government Publications, Literature, Map
Collection, Music, Patent and Trademark Resource Center, Print and Picture
Collection, Rare Books, Science and Wellness, Senior Services, Theatre Collection,
Social Science and History.

Room-size Persian Nain Silk & Wool Rug in Gorgeous Blues Purchased by Clients in Reading PA

Room-size Persian Nain Silk & Wool Rug in Gorgeous Blues Purchased by Clients in 
Reading PA

Nejad Rug #987849 Persian Nain in gorgeous blues Silk & Wool room-size
7′ x 11′ 6″ purchased by clients in Reading PA. This finely hand-woven
Nain Persian rug is just part of Nejad’s extensive inventory of fine
Persian area rugs.
Detail View of Border and Guard Border of Nain Rug

The Nain carpet typically consists of elaborate and finely-detailed curvelinear,
repeated, symmetrical floral patterns that feature a network of scrolling and
interlacing foliage with an often-present center medallion. The arabesque patterns
are often interspersed with other repeated naturalistic elements such as
animal or fruit motifs.

Detail View of Center Medallion of Nain Rug

A few of the distinguishing characteristics of the Nain carpet are
not only the use of silk thread to highlight the detail in the design but
the high knot density and close-cropped pile – both of which add to the overall
quality and aesthetic appeal of these rugs. With regard to color the Nain
carpet typically consists of either earth red or muted blue highlights on a
background of ivory or cream, though occassionally this scheme may be

View of Nain Rug in Nejad Client Living Room

Nain rugs are woven with the Persian-type asymmetric knot using high quality wool
and silk accents. The materials used in theconstruction of the finer grade Nain
carpet consists of wool on a silk warp or silk in the warp as well as in both the
weft and pile. The pile is usually clipped short and the knot density can
range up to 700 KPSI (knots per square inch), which is very fine quality. The
number of thread layers that have been used in each warp-thread during
manufacture determines quality: The lower the number the finer and higher
the knot density. It is possible to check how many layers have been used in
a carpet by counting the number of threads in one of the fringes of the

A rather detailed and somewhat technical description of a Nain rug from Christie’s
of London … “the oatmeal field with linked scrolling leaf and palmette vine
around an indigo cusped medallion filled with wine-red and sky-blue palmettes
with scrolling vine enclosing a sky-blue floral centerpiece, in a wine-red palmette
and scrolling leafy vine border between triple floral meander stripes, a
signature cartouche at one end, finely woven with full pile throughout” …

Map of Nain, Iran in Esfahan Province

Nain is a city and capital of Nain County, centrally-located in Esfahan
Province, Iran, Nain became a carpet producing center in the 1930’s.
At the 2011 census, its population was over 25,000. At 100 mi north of
Yazd and 80 mi east of Esfahan, the city of Nain is
nearly at the center of the country. Like much of the Iranian plateau, it
has a desert climate and harsh terrain. Except for some desert-type mountains
that surround the western and north-eastern parts of the city, the terrain
surrounding Nain is a desert with moving sand dunes.

The Old Bazaar is one of Nain’s notable, historic attractions. Extending
nearly a quarter-mile in a curved line and connects main alleys as well as
tributary passages to neighborhood centers. Parts of the now-deserted
bazaar that had been renovated were active until just a few years ago. Built
in the pre-Islamic era, the Castle of Narenj is thought to have been an
integral part of the network of fortifications around the city.

With its deep gardens, silo room and up-to-date facilities the Pirnia
traditional house comprises a working model of a self-sustaining environment in
a harsh desert climate. Constructed in the Safavid Period and later renovated in
1994, the house has been converted into the Desert Ethnology Museum. The Mosallah
edifice is another remarkable monument featuring a vast garden and self-cooled
reservoir. Surrounded by pistachio trees encompassed by a military fort with thick
high walls, the turquoise-domed octagonal-shaped mausoleum – is
characteristic of the architectural style of the Qajar dynasty.

2 mansion-size 16 ft. x 26 ft. Persian Agra Rugs from Nejad Rugs of Doylestown
installed in City of Reading Chamber Council Meeting Hall.
2 mansion-size 16 ft. x 26 ft. Persian Agra Rugs from Nejad Rugs of Doylestown
installed in City of Reading Chamber Council Meeting Hall.

Reading is a small city in east central Pennsylvania 60 miles northwest of
Philadelphia in Berks County PA with a population of nearly 100,000.
Points of interest include The Reading Public Museum which features Egyptian
artifacts, historic and scientific displays and artworks by Degas.
There is also GoggleWorks Center for the Arts. Both the Golden Age Air Museum
and Mid Atlantic Air Museum feature an impressive collection of vintage military
airplanes from WWI and WWII. The Reading Railroad Heritage Museum
maintains the heritage of the famous railroad including many railcars
engines and memorabilia. Koziar’s Christmas Village – open during
the holiday season – is one of the best Christmas attractions in the state of PA
and offers an impressive hpliday light show. The Hopewell Furnace National
Historic Site operated for over 100 years and where weapons were made during the
revolutionary and civil wars. Neversink Mountain, Hawk Mountain
Sanctuary and Nolde Forest – offer hiking trails, camping, bird watching
and outdoor activities. Visible from almost everywhere in the
city, the Reading Pagoda is an impressive structure which includes a museum, gift
shop and viewing area that is open seasonally on the wekends

Reading/Wyomissing PA Map

Wyomissing is a borough in Berks County PA adjacent to Reading with a population
of under 11,000. It is most noted for its shopping malls – such as Berkshire
Mall, restaurants and entertainment. The Works is a large multi-acre entertainment
complex for ‘kids of all ages’ offering a range of activities such as game room,
indoor play land, go-karting plus food and beverage. Additionally Wyomissing has over
350 acres of park land to explore.