Rug Collection

The Armenian Museum of America’s rug collection is the most comprehensive single resource on Armenian carpets in North America. Its largest component is the renowned Arthur T. Gregorian Collection of Armenian Inscribed Rugs (114 carpets). Armenian Museum of America’s rug holdings are augmented by the Sahmanian and the Der Manuelian Collections, and the Kasper Pilibosian Oriental Rug Collection. The holdings consist of three components:

  1. Over 300 Armenian carpets and kilims, which include over 175 inscribed examples.
  2. Over 2,400 books on the subject of oriental carpets in the Herbert Offen Oriental Rug Research Collection in the Armenian Museum of America Library.
  3. A diverse collection of photographs, cartoons used to design rugs, documents on Armenian rug merchants and other related materials.