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About Us

Josef Oriental Rugs features antique & new Oriental rugs personally selected and directly imported by our founder, drawing on his decades of experience as a rug expert.  Comprehensive rug services include hand-cleaning, repair, and appraisal.  Clients can buy, sell, and trade rugs or view our inventory highlights in person in our showroom in historic Middleburg, Virginia.


Josef Oriental Rugs, Inc. was founded by rug expert Naiem Khoshdel in 1994.  Naiem was born in Herat, Afghanistan and attended medical school at Kabul University.  His introduction to the world of Oriental rugs began with his move to Europe in the late 1980’s, when he entered the handknotted rug business in Hamburg, Germany. Naiem continued building his expert knowledge of the Oriental rug business and founded Josef Oriental Rugs after settling permanently in the United States in the early 1990s. 

Josef Oriental Rugs is one of the major rug importers in the East Coast of the United States and Naiem personally selects his inventory on frequent overseas trips.  In addition to buying, selling, and trading rugs, Josef Oriental Rugs offers comprehensive rug care services including hand-cleaning, restoration, and appraisal.  

Naiem is a Member of ORRA (Oriental Rug Retailers of America), a professional organization formed in 1969 to help bring high standards and ethical practices to the business of selling fine hand knotted and woven rugs.  Naiem is passionate about Oriental rugs and loves helping customers care for their rugs or find the perfect new addition for their home.  Contact him at 540-687-6161 or visit him in our showroom in historic downtown Middleburg to discuss your rug needs!

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