Momeni Rug

A Momeni Rug - known for quality and design.

If you have a Momeni rug in your house, rest assured it was part of a family run operation in getting it there. The Momeni Inc. rug business has been in operation for just about 30 years. The father, A.A. Momeni started Momeni rugs in the 1960s. In the late 1970s, A.A. followed his son to the states, where his son, Ahmad, had been going to college and selling rugs his father sent to him. Three younger sons also joined the rug business after they finished college themselves. Now Momeni is split into two rug showrooms: one in Atlanta that houses machine made, hand tufted, and hand hooked rugs and one in New York that A.A. runs, which focuses solely on hand knotted rugs.

While Momeni is well knows for their exquisite hand knotted rugs, they also provide quite a number of machine made rugs at affordable price points. Their machine made rugs come out of Belgium, Turkey, and Spain.

Momeni new wave collection includes 35 rugs designs that are hand-tufted in China out of 100% wool. This new wave rug collection is a best seller for many online rug stores. Ziggy will remind you of Gutav Klimt's painting, The Kiss, with its curly cues and straight Lincoln logs stacked next to each other. The Ziggy rug comes in blue, black and a multi combination color schemes. My personal favorite rug is understatedly called Orange. They are either orange fireworks or orange zinnias stacked on top of each other. Either way, this punchy New Wave area rug will make you make excuses just so you can walk barefoot across it.

Other recent rug collections include their Dorado rug collection which is a wool and silk rug collection as well as their Koi rug collection which shows a heavy Asian influence on the rug designs.

About the Author

Janine Jones is a freelance writer based in Northern Virginia (she likes to call it NoVa). New to the freelance world, Janine used to work as an analyst / programmer for a beltway bandit before deciding to mix being a stay-at-home-mom with a writing career. These days, Janine tries to get a little work done when her two kids (ages 3 and 15 months) are otherwise occupied. Janine is hooked on area rugs of all kinds.

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