Welcome to Oriental Rug Mart
We count ourselves among the fortunate who work in a field we feel passionate about. More than anything, we enjoy conversing with our customers about the craftsmanship, history, and culture of oriental rugs. Happily for us, our customers seem to enjoy this, too.
Based in Victor, NY, Oriental Rug Mart provides the finest and most diverse selection of oriental, contemporary, and antique rugs. We proudly serve clientele throughout the US, and whether you’re shopping online or visiting us from Rochester and the surrounding areas, we look forward to meeting you and helping you find the perfect rug.
Our primary objective is to create a long-lasting relationship, and that’s far more important than any individual rug sale. Our knowledgeable specialists are ready to help you select the best rug for your needs in the right size and at the best possible discounted price.
If you’d like to learn more about oriental rugs, their history, culture, and tradition, we invite you to read our blog.
Reza Sattari & Jila Kalantari
Oriental rugs have always been part of Reza Sattari’s life, from his early childhood in Iran straight through to the present day.
Like many Iranians, rug-making has been a cultural tradition in his family for generations, and he fell in love with the artistic combination of colors, forms, and textures while watching his mother and grandmother weaving rugs at home.
That artistry connects directly to the emotions — not only through color and form but through tactile sensation.
Today, Reza and his wife Jila Kalantari own and operate Oriental Rug Mart, and they look forward to carrying on their family tradition of oriental rug-making and helping you discover the beauty of this unique and ancient art form.
Hand-knotted rugs are artisan in nature, and each is unique, with a singular combination of materials, dyes, designs, and skills. The very best examples take on a mysterious, even mythical quality that transcends the materials and even the craftsmanship involved. In the course of thirty years, Reza and Jila have seen countless variations and combinations of these components that range from the simple to the sublime. But it wasn’t until recently that they felt prepared to interpret other art forms using the traditions and techniques of the rug-making world.
When an artwork is rendered as an Oriental rug, the intent is not, and cannot be, to produce a precise copy of the original work. Rug-making is an art unto itself, with its own character and nature. The result must serve both the essence of the original artwork and the nature of the woven textile medium. Colors, materials, the marriage of form and function — these must respect both the original artwork and the finished rug. Art Interpreted, in this sense, is both a curiosity and a journey — and like rug-making itself, the process is demanding.
In working with Albert Paley, one is reminded anew at the importance of the third dimension of this art form — the thickness, the texture, and what in the rug-making world is known as the “hand” of the rug. A rug, in this sense, is also a sculpture, with form and function that must be respected in three-dimensional space. Albert’s understanding of this aspect, his dedication, and his extraordinary attention to detail can be observed —and felt — in his Art Interpreted rugs.
In discussing the collection, Sattari is effusive. “It has been a great privilege to work with Albert on this project. Jila and I are incredibly proud of the collection and we are delighted to share it with the world. The extraordinary quality of these rugs is a reflection not only of the quality and character of the artist and his work but of the demanding and immensely satisfying work of bringing his collection to life. We regard this as the best work of our career, and we are honored to have worked with Albert Paley in making it a reality.”