A Little Part of Persia in Newton Lower Falls
Thousands of hand selected rugs displayed in 8 Showrooms on two floors, each room with a history all its own. Our selection of hand-made rugs ranges from palace-size carpets sized to fit the largest of great rooms, to mats that fit comfortably on a kitchen chair, from antique to contemporary pieces, from runners to rounds to bags and trappings--all personally selected and labeled with the Gregorian guarantee of authenticity. Choose a room to explore below.
The newest gallery built in 1989 is sunlit with lofty vaulted ceilings and large dormer windows overlooking the Charles River. Our expert sales staff is always available to unfold and spread the popular room-sized rugs onto a polished pine floor for viewing. A Gregorian store trademark, Venetian hand blown lanterns hang from crossbeams in this otherwise old world yet contemporary setting filled with hand selected, hand-woven rugs from 8'x10' to 9'x12' with many fine and unusual pieces both...Read more about Main Showroom
A pair of horse-drawn sleds rest on hand hewn ceiling beams. One of them was owned by the father of Phebe Gregorian (Arthur's wife), the other acquired decades ago. Currently the main showroom for Furniture by Dovetail, it is romanced with Gregorian Oriental Rugs. The combination of the two uniquely beautiful artisan products helps our clients visualize their own environment, as they are selecting the perfect rug for their home.
Built onto the old mill in the 60's, this room's walls are paneled with a rare and unusual wood found only in the Everglades of southeast Florida. It's rarity come from the fact that the wood, known as wormy cypress, is no longer harvested. Warm and casual, the wood is a fitting backdrop for the furniture and rugs to be found in this room.
As you enter the Fireplace Room from the Old Mill Room, notice the beaded "welcome" sign made of Khar Mohreha, donkey beads. Made of clay with a lapis glaze, the beads are traditionally woven into donkey or horse blankets to avert the evil eye and keep away bad luck. The tradition is that if the eye sees something of true beauty, it won't see the temptations of the world. Built over the old garage, the Fireplace Room displays many unusual and interesting rugs from villages and urban looms...Read more about Fireplace Room
With its red painted floors and rough ceiling beams, the Old Mill Room once served as the store entrance. Now it houses the store offices and an unparalleled collection of 19th and early 20th century Oriental Rugs. Nearby hangs a cartoon that was used by weavers as a pattern for wool color and design. In use, the cartoon is usually hung on the loom, and when many weavers work together on a large loom a chanter may sit to the side calling out the wool colors "4 red, 3 blue, 5 brown" in a...Read more about Old Mill Room
The Gallery, named after Joyce B. Gregorian, the late daughter of Arthur T. Gregorian, and for many years the president of The Arabian Horse Society, co-authored with her father Armenian Rugs from the Gregorian Collection. The Gallery now houses our extensive collection of oversized rugs destined for large homes, homes with open floor plans, country estates and large reception rooms, lobbies, and ballrooms. The rugs in this collection are Balkin, Turkish, Persian, Afghani, Pakistani,...Read more about Joyce B. Gregorian Gallery
Built on to the original building in the 1960's, this room contains many specials: rugs and furniture that have been marked down because of discontinuation of style, color or design, treasures waiting to be discovered.
The Runner Room contains one of the largest collections of hall and stair runners in New England. This room contains runners up to 3 feet in width and currently lengths up to 30 feet. For those with specialized needs, we also have a collection of runners ranging from 3 to 6 feet in width for use in wide entry halls and Victorian parlors.
Open and bright, our Rug Repair and Restoration area is open to visitors who are welcome to watch our expert rug restorers at work. Learn more about our Rug Services.
While generally not open to the public, the Block and Wash room's hidden jewel is a very tall, beautifully carved antique mirror that formerly graced the halls of an old chateau near New Hampshire. Here, small and fragile or delicate rugs are hand-washed and blocked for drying.