Content by Cynthia McLaren

It’s the End of an Era

After almost 50 years, The Persian Carpet is closing its doors to the public. This iconic landmark, with a camel in each bay window, straddles the Durham and Orange County line, standing sentinel over travelers along historic Tobacco Road. Located on the corner of I-40 and 15-501, the store has been a source of delight to its patrons for almost 5 decades. What started as a small dream for the owners, Doug and Nelda Lay, has grown into a diverse and thriving business renowned locally, nationally, and internationally for its dedication to the art of fine rug weaving.

Traditional, Transitional, and Contemporary
Oriental Carpets for your Home

Come visit our location in Durham, NC or you can call us for more information at (919) 489-8362.