The Megerian History
A story of generational tradition
The Megerian Brother's tradition and integrity in the fine craft of hand made rug making, and restoration of rugs and tapestries is world renown. The Megerian Oriental Rug family has been the benchmark producer of New York City's hand made rugs and tapestries. Upon this rug families arrival in America from Armenia in 1917, they established the first Megerian Rug Store on the shores of Manhasset, New York.
Initially, their enterprise in America focused on selling new and antique rugs. However, the opportunity to apply their extensive skills presented itself often, and the Megerian's quickly gained a reputation here in America as artisans accomplished in antique repair. More and more, the Megerian's found themselves applying their thorough understanding of wool characteristics, natural dyes and Old World knotting techniques to their customers' existing antique Persians, Aubusson, Savonneries and Oriental rugs.
As time passed, the Megerian's expanded their business to meet the growing demand for fine rugs by buying antique rugs in need of repair and selling them completely restored. Often, though, customers would express their wishes for subtle design changes. Building on their tradition of excellence, the Megerian's took their knowledge and well-honed skills to the loom and began creating their own rugs. Very soon, they were meeting their customers' needs by delicately modifying the original, antique designs in their own reproductions of superb quality.
The Megerian's continue to apply their unparalleled skill in the creation of rugs and tapestries of uncompromising artistry and workmanship. Each signed piece represents a rare combination of Old World craftsmanship and the design aesthetics of today's most discerning clientele, and every Megerian design is copyrighted to ensure its individuality. Each work is a product of the integrity of the Megerian touch, from the discriminating selection of original materials and dyes, to the painstaking attention to knotting technique, to the completely thorough final inspection in the antique making. Of course, the Megerian's also continue to trade in the world's finest antique rugs and tapestries, drawing inspiration for their own designs from the classic beauty of the originals.
The most gratifying part of the entire effort is the admiration one sees in the eyes of the Megerian owner; someone who truly appreciates an original masterpiece that stands apart. Experience the breathtaking beauty of a Megerian yourself. You may see one first-hand in locations throughout the United States, only at the most exclusive dealers.