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The Nazmiyal Collection, based in New York City, is a company that buys and sells antique and decorative carpets and textiles, and also repairs and restores. It was founded in 1980 by Jason Nazmiyal and has a 5,000 square feet (460 m2) gallery with carpets from Persia, Turkey, the Caucasus, China, Egypt, Europe and the Americas, including rare carpets from the 16th century, and textiles from the 4th century.
In 2009, Nazmiyal merged with the 60-year-old Damoka classic antique Persian carpets company, also based in New York City. Like Nazmiyal, Damoka housed an extensive collection of classic antique Persian carpets. Albert Karmely, the head of Damoka, is the son of an importer and exporter of Persian carpets in the early 20th century who had ties with British India, Iran and Europe. Karmely, based in Iran until the deposition of the Shah in 1979, developed new techniques for washing and cleaning carpets and set up a major distribution warehouse in Teheran. After 1979, Karmely moved to Europe, and then to New York.
The Nazmiyal Collection website provides historical information on the major periods of carpet production throughout the Middle East, the Americas and Europe. The various periods are illustrated by pieces housed in museums throughout the world and the Nazmiyal collections.
Nazmiyal Collection provided carpets for use as backdrops in an exhibition of works by artist Paul Thek at the Whitney Museum. The Morgan Library and Museum installed a Nazmiyal carpet during a renovation of their library in 2010.
- Official website
- The New York Times lists Nazmiyal as a source of information about antique rugs
- Jason Nazmiyal Takes Part in Panel Discussion at the New York Historical Society: From Tibet to Timbuktu and the Art of Collecting Fine Rugs and Textiles
- Nazmiyal Collection Gets Listed As On Barry O'Connell's Trusted Dealer List