Nejad Oriental Rugs in Sayre Mansion in Bethlehem, PA – Christmas City USA

Holiday decor - Sayre Mansion, Bethlehem PA

Wishing You a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year – from Nejad Rugs

The Sayre Mansion was the first house built in the wealthy neighborhood called Fountain Hill in Bethlehem – more than a hundred years ago. Not only did Robert Heysham Sayre – chief engineer of the Lehigh Valley Railroad – build the Sayre Mansion, but he also founded the Fountain Hill Opera House and assisted in the building of the Bethlehem Iron Works, which later would become Bethlehem Steel.

Christmas lights in Bethlehem and star visible in distance

Bethlehem, PA – there are more than 50 different holiday events and attractions to explore in Christmas City USA!

Christmas City USA

A tradition which began in 1937, the Citizens Christmas City Committee helps
to organize and plan the look of Christmas in the City of Bethlehem –
including the display of over 800 trees that will be lit (sparkling white
lights adorn those trees in the Historic Moravian District and beautiful,
LED colored lights on the trees in the SouthSide Arts District) during this
2015 Christmas season.

The entire Bethlehem retail district is festively decorated featuring beautiful
door and window displays and complimentary holiday refreshments to beckon and
revive any would-be weary Christmas shopper. Christmas-themed carriage rides,
bus tours and walking tours – there is even a “Live Advent Calendar” – provide visitors a traditional, enriching holiday experience – the authentically-costumed guides leading the way to the museums and historically-preserved houses decorated as they would have been by the Moravians who occupied them in the 17 and 1800’s.

Named by Travel and Leisure Magazine in 2006, One of the Top Holiday Markets in the
Entire WorldBethlehem’s Christkindlmarkt is an arts & crafts market modeled after Europe’s open-air holiday marketplaces. Set under large heated tents, this holiday outdoor emporium features vendors catering to the entire array of possible gift-giving ideas – including Christmas-themed crafts and artwork. There is, of course, entertainment and fun activities for the kids – not to mention the perfunctory visit
from you-know-who (Santa Claus).

Experience the magic of Christmas in historic Bethlehem! From the holiday
charm of the Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem™ to rockin’ New Year’s Eve celebrations,
there are more than 50 different holiday events and attractions to explore
in Christmas City USA!

Sayre Mansion Dining Hall

Nejad Rugs of Doylestown featured in the holiday décor of Sayre Mansion in Bethlehem PA

Nejad Oriental Rugs Philadelphia Testimonial

“After visiting oriental rug stores with a big web presence only to be extremely disappointed by their small stores & rug selections it was a pleasure to find Nejad Oriental Rugs in Doylestown, Bucks County, a real importer with multiple warehouses and a truly unbelievable inventory of high quality Persian Rugs. Don’t waste your time elsewhere.”
– Dr. Joseph W. from Philadelphia

The Virtual World of the Internet Advertising Often Leads to Real World Customers’ Disappointment & Wasted Time for Oriental Rug Shoppers

Nejad has over 30,000 Rugs in stock!

Other Rug Stores VS Nejad Oriental Rugs

When searching online for a reputable Oriental rug importer it often surprises
customers how a store can look so grand and reputable on the internet but when visited in person they find small stores with little inventory or no store at all.

I liken it to online dating with profiles submitted, you know, often having
nothing (or absolutely nothing) to do with reality. The aim is to lure in as
many unsuspecting prospects as possible and hope a fast-talking sales pitch works in place of the true investment needed for a real rug importer.

How often is this scenario repeated? Probably more often than reported! Even though there is Yelp and Google Plus, the internet doesn’t have the ability to “police” every claim made by every merchant to protect every consumer all the time. The popular nostrum Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware) is as relevant today as ever!

At Nejad Rugs we pride ourselves on being members of the prestigious Oriental Rug Importers Association, an exclusive group of the largest rug importers in the United States. We also make the huge financial commitment of owning our carefully selected inventory of magnificent new and antique rugs in two expansive Pennsylvania warehouses



Girls Group Learns About the Art of Rug Weaving at Nejad Oriental Rugs in Bucks County PA

Girls riding carpet!

Adventuresome Young Ladies Get Set to Test Drive a Carpet from the Nejad Showroom

A girls youth group, recently sightseeing in Doylestown, payed an impromptu
visit to the Nejad Rugs showroom at 1 North Main Street. In their tour of
the premesis the young ladies became very excited and happy to see so many
gorgeous, colorful rugs in a splendid array of different colors and design
styles. No, they didn’t get to ride a magic carpet, but they did have the
opportunity to learn the basics of how handmade rugs are woven, and how the
materials and techniques used in the process of rugmaking have remained
consistent over the centuries of textile history – a time-honored traditional
art form passed down from generation to generation. While some of the girls
were more impressed by the idea of the level of skill and discipline involved
in the actual weaving of the rugs, everyone, it seemed, equally enjoyed the
end products of all that labor!

Nejad Rugs Sponsors Fundraiser Event to Benefit Native Americans

Ali & Theresa Nejad

ANA Event sponsors Theresa & Ali Nejad of Nejad Rugs, Doylestown, PA

The 2015 ANA Americans for Native Americans Garden Party and fundraiser, sponsored by Ali & Theresa Nejad of Nejad Rugs, Doylestown, was held on August 22nd in nearby Furlong, PA.

This charitable event successfully raised funds to promote and help support programs that provide scholarships for Native American nursing students in partnership with Doylestown Hospital, a Back Pack program that features nutritious weekend meals for Native American students as well as veterinary assistance to select areas of the American southwest.

Bucks County Herald featured article for ANA Party
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Creative Interior Design by Nejad – Working with Curved Seating and Round Oriental Rugs

Theresa Nejad Interior Design

Interior design by Nejad featuring round Oriental rug with urved sofa

Incorporating curved seating into a room’s decor is a stylish means of creating a unique yet comfortable interior design in a rectangular or rounded space. A beautiful round Oriental rug can be added to continue the curved lines of the furniture, adding both wonderful color and design to a small or large room.

Interior design with round rug

Room setting featuring Nejad Silk & Wool round SK015BRIY rug

Nejad’s gorgeous fine hand-knotted Silk & Wool all-over Persian Kashan design round Oriental rug looks wonderful in this Bucks County PA luxury home just outside of Philadelphia. The rich burgundy field accented with an ivory border flows perfectly with the light colored curved sofa and burgundy fabric arm chairs. The rug’s traditional design works beautifully with the room’s classic black baby grand piano, marble fireplace surround, entrance wood columns and hardwood floors.

Nejad Rugs has been designing, manufacturing and importing fine handmade Oriental rugs for over thirty years and is a leading source to design professionals across the county.

For more information visit:  or call 215-348-1255

Rug Design:  SK015 Burgundy/Ivory   Available in room sizes, rounds, hall & staircase runners

View in Nejad online catalog | Detail view of this rug



Nejad donates Designer Rug to Local Charitable Fund Supporting Brain Cancer Research

Letter of acknowledgement to Ali & Theresa Nejad

Letter from JAG Fund to Ali Nejad in recognition of his generous donation

Nejad Rugs of Doylestown has generously donated a Theresa Nejad original designer rug valued at $1800 to the Jag Fund. Since 1989 this Philadelphia area-based philanthropic organization has raised and donated over $1,500,000.00 to the American Brain Tumor Association.

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12 Month Restoration Project Undertaken on One-of-a-Kind Antique Kurdish Rug

Before : After Repair

Comparison: Kurdish Azerbajan rug sbefore and after the restoration process

A Bucks County family’s cherished heirloom, a large Kurdish Azerbaijan Rug c. 1890, which had undergone extensive wear, especially to the center of the rug, where even the pile itself had been worn down to the very foundational threads, has been completely restored – or should we say “virtually recreated” – by Nejad Rugs of Doylestown PA.

Threadbare center section of rug before repair by Nejad

Extensive wear is notable in center of rug – the pile worn down to warp and weft

Essentially the damaged areas of the rug were rebuilt from the ground up (literally) which means, for all practical purposes, that before any reweaving of the pile could actually commence, the once intact 100 year + threadbare textile would need to undergo a careful reinforcing of the warp and weft threads.

And, that, not before finding the correct quality and texture of woolen yarn, achieving an exact color match in the wool-dying process and, then, matching the artwork itself, and with the same knot density – each and every knot carefully tied off at the same angle of the original weave so as not to create any shading differences on the surface of the pile.
Finally, after months of reweaving, the rug was ready for – yes, one more step – the finishing process of shearing the newly rewoven pile to match the pile height of the rest of the rug.

The masterfully completed rug restoration project

A large Antique Kurdish Azerbajan Rug c. 1890 after complete restoration by Nejad Rugs of Doylestown

The expertly restored rug was then examined for the last time by Mr. Ali Nejad and deemed ready to present to the client, who, after careful inspection of the repairs stated that “it was almost impossible to tell where the new pile had been rewoven!”

Nejad has been the Philadelphia area’s premier company for professional Oriental Rug hand washing and expert repairs for over 30 years.

For more information visit: Nejad Rugs Restoration & Repair or call 215-348-1255.



The Chelaberd Eagle Kazak Rug – a Rare Find and Excellent Investment

Chelaberd Eagle Kazak antique rug c. 1890 Nejad’s Chelaberd Eagle Kazak antique rug is a rare find and an excellent investment!

One of the most sought after Caucasian rugs among serious Oriental rug collectors is the Chelaberd Eagle Kazak which is also sometimes called the Sunburst Kazak.

The rug’s three center motifs are stylized sunburst medallions, representing life on earth and universal order. The foundation and pile are both hand spun wool colored with natural vegetable dyes.

This rug also has the most desirable ivory background color and beautiful accents of gold, yellow and blues.

A rug of this age from 1890 would normally show a lot of wear and have many
restorations however this rug is in very good condition which makes it a rare find and an excellent investment!

For more information please visit About Antique Kazak Rugs

Designing with Positive Intentions

When I start the process of designing a new rug I begin by taking the time
to bring myself to an open and creative inner state of being with joyful
emotions. Only after I reach the place I want to be, I begin working with
a visual from an actual photograph of a room setting or envisioning one
from my imagination, picturing the space filled with an abundance of
love, happiness and peace. This is my spiritual starting place from
which I begin designing the rug, a physical item, which will one day
be in someone’s home or office. I want the energy I bring to its
creation to be nothing but positive.

In our Doylestown gallery, we try to bring that same philosophy to the
shopping experience. Customers visit our store with the purpose of
purchasing a beautiful oriental rug, at the best possible price,
hoping that it will give their family many years of enjoyment and
pride. I want their time spent with us to be to fun, interesting
and gratifying – whether they purchase a rug or not.

Unfortunately there are times we encounter customers who have first
shopped elsewhere and come to us in an agitated tense and defensive
state. This is almost always because they were exposed to the sales
tactic of aggressively disparaging all competitors with negativity,
misinformation and sometimes outright lies. Regrettably this damaging
sales approach is designed to change the clients thinking into a
distrusting and almost combative state in which everyone loses,
most of all – the customer.

It would be great to have every customer that visits us find the perfect
rug to buy every time, but realistically that doesn’t happen and it is
ok by me. What is more important to me is that I know we have taken
decades of caring and experience to design and accumulate an incredible
inventory of beautiful high quality handmade rugs to offer our customers
and what I want is to try my best to make the time spent with us the
most positive I can whether a sale is made or not.

Life is simply too short to do otherwise.

This Blog is In Loving Memory of My Mom.