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Zaki Oriental Rugs


Oriental Rugs Hand-Selected From Around the World

Zaki Oriental Rugs specializes in importing authentic Oriental and Persian rugs directly from the source to our massive High Point, NC showroom. Zaki himself travels many times each year to personally inspect and select each rug, often meeting directly with producers and weavers in India, Pakistan, Iran and Turkey.  Zaki Oriental Rugs proudly provides customers in all 50 states and in dozens of countries around the world with high quality hand-knotted rugs – sold at exceptionally low prices compared to other rug dealers. We truly have a Masterpiece for Every Style and Budget.


Since 1977, Zaki Oriental Rugs has operated in High Point, North Carolina, the furniture capital of the world. In 1997, Zaki opened a new 100,000 square foot showroom at 600 South Main Street. Our showroom offers an inventory of over 10,000 imported hand-knotted Oriental and Persian rugs that is unmatched anywhere in the world for selection and quality. Zaki Oriental Rugs invites you to stop by our showroom, or contact our rug experts for quotes or more information.  

Meet Zaki

Zaki arrived in New York on July 4th, 1976 and began a search for a suitable spot to open his rug business. In the meantime, he called an American professor, Dr. Carl Wheeless, who had taught Zaki in Pakistan. Dr. Wheeless was then teaching at High Point University. Dr. Wheeless convinced Zaki to open his business in High Point since it was the furniture capital of the world. Dr. Wheeless helped find a 3,000 square foot store where Zaki opened his business. In 1986, the business moved to a 23,000 square foot showroom, and in 1997 a move to an even larger 100,000 square foot showroom was necessitated.

The showroom was custom built to meet the growing needs of our customers from all over the world. You will not find a larger selection of rugs in all sizes, materials, quality and value. There are more than 10,000 rugs on display in sizes from collector quality 2’ x 3’ to palace size fine quality handmade rugs as large as 17’ x 28’. 

In 2009, Zaki was selected as one of the Outstanding 50 Asian-Americans in Business in the United States by the Asian American Business Development Center.  In 2004, he was honored by the High Point Chamber of Commerce as the BB&T Distinguished Citizen of the Year.  Zaki Oriental Rugs has been recognized by the Better Business Bureau for promoting Ethical Practices in Business.  He has proudly maintained a Complaint Free rating for 40 years.

For many years, Zaki has supported the local community. After moving to his current location, he donated his previous showroom, valued at $1.6 million, to the High Point Chamber of Commerce in order to help other local businesses and to improve the local business environment. He has donated other buildings as well.  One to the High Point Community Against Violence and one to The Foster Children of North Carolina. Humble and soft-spoken, Zaki quietly and substantially supports many charitable organizations locally and around the world; many in his native country of Pakistan.

Please browse through our collection of exceptionally fine, authentic Oriental rugs and Persian rugs. This is a small sample of the more than 10,000 handmade rugs in our 100,000 square foot showroom.  If you are looking for something specific, please contact us so that we can assist you personally. 336.884.4407.