At Carpets of the Inner Circle our focus is on the rug as art, as textile nourishment for the soul. These guidelines inspire our purchases and the tribal, village and urban workshop pieces we present are clearly perceived to be much more than utilitarian floor or wall coverings. The best are sacred objects, windows and doorways into other worlds. They provide glimpses of a people, a lifestyle and a culture that is rapidly disappearing from planet Earth.
Pieces that fall in to this category will be either Persian or Turkish examples. The Persian pieces are mostly whats left from our ‘Chicken’s Milk’ production, made during the time the embargo was first lifted, 2000 – 2008. The Turkish pieces are recreations of Oushaks or Caucasian rugs.
Carpets of the Inner Circle has specialized in the rug as art. Dealing only in the finest architecturally interesting, investment grade and heirloom quality pieces we can find. Established in 1978 by my late father, Roger Cavanna, whose love affair with the Oriental rug started in Persia in the late 1960’s while in the Peace Corps as a practicing architect. Our first gallery was launched in Mt. Carmel, Connecticut. In 1982 we moved to Jackson Square in San Francisco’s financial district where we would be for the next 33 years. Just recently relocating to San Anselmo where we can comfortably accommodate both our local and international clientele from a destination known for it’s antiquing, charming shops, fine restaurants and plenty of parking.