20% - 30% OFF STOREWIDE
May 7, 2014 to July 15, 2014
The Magic Carpet is excited to announce our 20%-30% off storewide sale, and the opening of our new special exhibit, “The Continuous Thread.” This exhibit will showcase examples of rug weaving both antique and new that illustrate how ancient themes have evolved and continue to influence masterpieces woven today. Explore intriguing Pazyryk rugs from Afghanistan and India that follow a 2,500 year lineage linking these modern creations to the oldest rug known. We will also highlight extraordinary hand-knotted Cultural Survival rugs, made with the finest hand-carded and hand-spun wool, and woven with a harmonious array of vegetable dyes. These are green investments that support weaving communities in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nepal. We look forward to sharing with you the rich heritage, remarkable craftsmanship and durable beauty found in these wonderful works of “art underfoot.”
Peter Cohen & Carolien van Straten, and the Magic Carpet Family.
RE-OPENED UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
Dear Nevada County Community and Friends World-Wide,
While planning for our retirement, we began a conversation with two of our friends and rug lovers who like many customers expressed their desire to see the Magic Carpet, a landmark of Nevada County, somehow continue. That conversation grew into a plan, and now it’s a reality!
With great excitement and joy, we would like to announce the re-opening of The Magic Carpet under the capable management of Peter Cohen and Carolien van Straten on February 15, 2013.
We will continue to support the shop’s success as buyers, appraisers and consultants, traveling the world and sending back beautiful hand-knotted rugs and ethnic artifacts for our distinctive customers.
Peter and Carolien will bring their enthusiasm and expert guidance to customers at the store and they invite you to stop by and say hello.
We would like to express heartfelt gratitude for all the wonderful support received and delightful friendships enjoyed during our long journey as owners of the Magic Carpet in Nevada City for the past 33 years.
Paul and Eileen Jorgensen
Since 1980, The Magic Carpet has taken great pleasure in providing the community with a unique collection of antique, semi-antique and new Oriental rugs, with a special emphasis on one-of-a-kind tribal rugs. Come in and explore the fascinating world of Oriental rugs and feast your eyes on treasures from the East: Turkey, Russia(Caucasus), Persia(Iran), Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Tibet, Nepal and China.
The Magic Carpet has, during the last 33 years, gathered together an unparalleled collection of semi-antique and antique hand embroidered textiles from the Indian states of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh.
We have also had the great fortune to be able to acquire a large and unique collection of museum quality antique Indian, Nepali and Tibetan statues.
We invite you to peruse our current inventory as well as enhance your appreciation for this ancient art form by studying and better understanding the rich tradition behind it.
The Magic Carpet has also been committed to providing all of the necessary services needed to maintain the timeless beauty of your Oriental rug: Washing, restoration, trading, appraising, home consultation, home trials and educational lectures.
look forward to exploring this fascinating world with you.