Our story began in 1985 when Paul Sacco (Director) imported his first consignment of handwoven rugs while travelling through Pakistan where he served as team doctor for the Australian under-19 cricket team.
Paul's love and knowledge of traditional rugs grew. Between travelling and establishing relationships with international dealers, our parent company, Industrial Mercantile Services Corp was formed and began importing regular shipments of authentic handwoven rugs from around the world.
Since 1993, we have imported and sold over 500,000 unique and authentic rugs to more than 30,000 customers Australia wide.
Headquartered in Sydney and serving the Australian community, Persian Rug Co. is a family run and proudly Australian owned company since 1993. Our business is founded on the principle of providing Australians with genuine handmade rugs imported directly from their source of production.
Our scouts travel through Iran, Afghanistan, India and Pakistan to find the best handmade pieces. We do not sell machine-made replicas – at Persian Rug Co. your purchase carries real cultural value.