Monday, December 29, 2008

Let's Get Started!

Hi all.

Are you interested in oriental rugs? Perhaps you're a long time collector, or perhaps you don't own any, but would like to learn more. Either way, you've come to the right spot.

I'm Richard J Shehady, owner of Shehady's Carpets & Rugs in the Strip District of Pittsburgh, PA. This is the first of what will be a series of blogs discussing all aspects of rugs. We'll talk about the different styles of rugs, how they're made, how to effectively care for them, buying guides, and much more.

In the meantime, if there are any questions you have about these wonderful rugs, or if you have suggestions for a future blog topic, by all means please leave a comment.


  1. Dear Rick, My husband's 97 year old uncle wants to know how much a Sarouk rug is worth? He is trying to sell it and has no idea of it's worth. He said he was told it was worth about 4000.00 dollars. My email is and if you could email me I would appreciate it. Thank you

  2. Hi! Yes, we'd be happy to take a look at any rugs you have via email. Send us a picture to, along with any other questions you might have.