"Rugs As Art"

Welcome to the Antique Rug Department of Shaia Oriental Rugs of Williamsburg, one of the country's finest antique oriental rug collections.  Take some time to view our current offerings. If you are looking for that special piece we can assist in locating and acquiring your dream rug.  

Rugs of The Month


This is a great antique Persian Serapi. These rugs are also known as an antique Heriz, because they were woven in the city of Heriz before the transition to busier patterns and brighter colors. This rug is unique in that it has a very soft blue field, salmon spandrels, rust border and no dark colors at all. It is 9 feet 9 inches by 12 feet 6 inches. Circa 1880.


This is a superb example of an early Persian Fereghan Sarouk. (This is a name given to very early Sarouk rugs, also known as 'antique Sarouk') The navy medallion is on a rust field with ivory spandrels or corners and a navy border. It is 8'10"x12'2",  circa 1900, 

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A very rare antique Persian Fereghan Sarouk with an ivory field and no center medallion from 1890.
It is a room size, 10-10 x 13-7. Highly decorative with the pastel feel with lots of ivory, a soft rust, and a delicate
green color

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Our Collection

Take a moment to view pieces in our current collection of scatter rugs, room size rugs and runners. At Shaia Rugs we see truly see Rugs as Art! 


Our Store

Shaia Oriental Rugs is our retail location located in historic Williamsburg, VA.  The new rug collection at our retail location is one of impeccable quality and variety.  We offer rug repair, cleaning, padding, appraisal services. 


Antique Shows

When Frank is not at his retail location in Williamsburg, you can find he and his wife Phoebe at some of the country's finest antique shows. Click the link below to see their updated show schedule.


Frank Shaia is one of the nation's elite antique oriental rug dealers. Frank has over 45 years in the oriental rug industry. His inventory is one of impeccable quality and integrity. Frank's store Shaia Oriental Rugs is located in historic Williamsburg where he and his brother started their business in 1973. The collection at Shaia Rugs is always being updated with new finds.  Frank has the ability to procure that special piece to set your home apart from the ordinary. 


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