About Us

Rug Sore is owned and run by Kazim Yildiz and his family, who has been in the Oriental Rugs and Carpet trade for over 35 years. Kazim’s involvement in the Rug trade started in his early teens when he was living in Istanbul. His elder brother was already firmly established in the carpet trade and so he arranged an apprenticeship for his younger brother Kazim to begin work as a carpet restorer. Kazim spent many years of his practical apprenticeship under the guidance of some of the finest restorers in Istanbul.


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 After completing his training and working as a professional restorer for a number of years, along with trading privately with antique pieces, Kazim decided to come to England and settle his profession here in London.
His Gallery in Richmond London is aimed at providing a specialist service with a vast stock in old and antique Kilims & Rugs, the shop has been going from strength to strength ever since which brought about the opportunity to also offer to his clients a wonderful array of large room size decorative carpets for main living and dining room areas.
Kazim’s determination to source the many beautiful carpets and textiles available, frequently entails him in travel throughout England, Europe and of course to Istanbul in Turkey, ‘the heart of the rug world’, where he acquires many of his exquisite antique rugs, decorative Carpets, and tribal pieces.
Kazim is supported by close and dedicated staff. His senior managers are generally based at Richmond, who has worked in the oriental Carpet trade for a number of years, in which they have acquired a valuable and noted expertise in the business.
The senior managers academic backgrounds are one of ‘Fine Art Photography’ and ‘Graphic Design ‘leading them to have a great appreciation and enthusiasm to the varied array of colours and design seen in so many of the weaving's.
Rug Store prides itself in being a reputable and well-established retailer with superb customer service. Whether you are a private buyer, collector, interior designer or trade customer, you will find our staff only too pleased to show you around and discuss your needs, answering any queries you may have.
Kazim's appreciation and understanding of Carpets and Kilim’s as works of art has quickly driven Rug Store into a prominent position. His commitment and vision to providing ‘excellent service’ to his clients is commendable and so ensures Rug Store’s continued premier position within the marketplace of Carpets and textiles
Kazim brings to Rug Store a truly personalised service built on the basis of trust, solid guarantees, customer care and sound value all of which are appreciated by customers and trade colleagues alike.
The web site presents a very diverse and comprehensive selection of weaving's from various countries; however we do focus on New, Old and Antique Kilims along with a large selection of New, Old Antique Rugs from various different villages.
You will find the majority of our Antique Rugs stock illustrated. These pieces are mainly of Caucasian, Persian, Turkish Anatolian and Turkmenistan origins and fall with in sizes of approximately 4ft x 6ft to 5ft x 8ft.
If you are looking for anything in particularly then please do contact us and we will do all we can to meet your needs.