J Nazmiyal Inc.
This antique flatwoven kilim from the Bessarabian region of Eastern Europe has a double floral medallion inspired by English crewelwork and the tapestry designs of Western Europe while the vibrant colors and red-on-black scheme is completely Romanian.
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.