Our Story

Rugs By Zhaleh was founded in October of 2002 by Zhaleh ( Julie) Emami, a long time Florida resident of Persian descent. Zhaleh who is one of the few women specializing in the hand-woven rug industry has spent the past fifteen years working and simultaneously studying the different aspects of this artistic and ancient industry.

With her grandfather being a respectable merchant and manufacturer of oriental rugs in Iran she inherited the knowledge and a strong passion for this trade from her elders.

Working closely with the interior design professionals, Zhaleh also developed a keen vision for recognizing and collecting the most luxurious palettes and unusual designs found in fine rugs. It was therefore the natural progression of the above factors that led to the opening of a rug gallery with the rare grandeur and caliber of what one finds at Rugs By Zhaleh.

From the unconventional and elegant ways that the rugs have been showcased to guarantee the optimum pleasure and comfort of the clients to the expansive range of designs in collection after collection of fine rugs to the unusual friendly service that every member of the staff has been trained to indulge the clients with, one can easily see why this gallery has been rated extraordinary by most guests and media.

Zhaleh herself is often on hand and ready to offer any extra needed help and guidance that the guests might find necessary and that always provides an extra measure of comfort for clients.