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A Family Woven Business
Jorgensen's Magic Carpet Gallery
For Paul and Eileen Jorgensen, their passion and love of this fine art form has been their inspiration over the years. They began with a trip to India, where they were deeply impressed with the tradition and beauty of Oriental rugs. Soon they were presenting home shows throughout Northern California, and eventually The Magic Carpet was born. Paul went on to become an ORRA (Oriental Rug Retailers Association) certified appraiser and has been using this knowledge to help develop The Magic Carpet's unique collection of rugs.
The Magic Carpet truly became a family woven business when their son, Joshua Horniak, joined the business, adding his enthusiasm and deep appreciation to this ancient art form. Josh has become highly proficient at Oriental rug washing and restoration and has developed a thorough knowledge of the different aspects of The Magic Carpet. He has also utilized his studies in computer programming and Information Technology to design and implement our web site.
The Jorgensen family believes that one's appreciation for rugs can be greatly enhanced through the study and understanding of the rich tradition behind them. To further this ideal, The Magic Carpet offers lectures and exhibits twice a year, featuring different aspects of the rug-weaving world.