J Nazmiyal Inc.
A bold modernist mélange of diagonals and rectilinear geometric or biomorphic forms sprawls asymmetrically across the surface of this stunning Art Deco rug from China. The deep saturated palette of rich lavenders, aubergine, blues, and golds provides a striking context for the kinetic geometry of the design, and it is all the more effective given the lustrous wool of the pile.
Jason Nazmiyal, the owner of the Manhattan-based rug company that bears his name, has been buying and selling antique and vintage rugs for three decades. His goal is not merely to find and offer the finest handcrafted rugs—worthy though that goal is—but also to share his knowledge of and passion for the art form. His collection, which ranges from Moroccan runners to Swedish flatweaves to antique Oushaks, shows that he continues to achieve both ambitions.