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Jahann and Sons Persian Rugs

We love finding companies that are rethinking their focus and tapping into all of the digital resources that are out there to be had. Jahann and Sons is a fifth generation, family owned and operated business focused on tradition, quality and art. Originally starting out in Kashan, Iran with a weaving and manufacturing focus, the business has grown and moved to Kensington, Maryland and has recently moved to an even bigger store. For nearly 30 years, Jahann and Sons has served the Washington D.C. area in cleaning, repairing, appraisals and restoration. They also have a fantastic inventory featuring handmade carpets from all over the world.
Grandma Jahann
Grandma Jahann weaving a pictoral rug in the 1970's
The business is now being given a modern touch by the great granddaughter and her father, with a new website coming this fall. We have had the pleasure of being in contact with them quite often over the past few weeks as they make their move into the online world. What really sticks out is how they realize that the Internet is one of the greatest, and most underused marketing tool that is openly available to the oriental rug industry. They have just put a few of their items on eBay , and we are thrilled to see they are accurately describing their merchandise (which is a rare find on ebay). We are happy to see they are also actively participating in the forum and look forward to seeing what the future holds for them. Rug Rag wishes them all the best!

Mahmoud Jahann buying a rug off the back of a motorcycle
On a buying trip in 1998, Mahmoud (one of the sons) buys a rug off the back of a motorcycle. We shouted, "How much" to the guy as he was driving, then pulled over and bought the rug. The Sarouk (bottom rug) now lays on the floor of Green Oak Diagnostics in Humble, TX.

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