Born in the foot of the Himalayas, in the valley of Srinagar Kashmir, famous for it’s finely knotted Persian carpets, I had a dream that my children would continue the art and its rich history and culture that I am passionate about.I started creating world famous carpets exclusively for our retail operation in the USA, each piece is signed with our family signature.
"I believe when your family name is woven into the rug, it has to be the best."
In 1987, I took a big step in my life. Working for fourteen years as a Chemical Engineer, I decided to follow in my father’s foot steps and started a retail operation in Okemos, Michigan. I followed the American dream. The rug weaving art started by my grandfather in a valley at the foot hills of the Himalayas in Srinagar, Kashmir. My father continued with this family tradition by recreating world famous museum carpets. Each carpet is signed with our family signature.
“I love creating art which expresses my heart and soul. It gives me a deep satisfaction to provide beautiful rugs that enrich people’s lives with beautiful works of art, and a legacy to hand down to the next generation.”
Masood Mir brings an extensive knowledge of rugs from a weaving stand point. Working along with his Dad gave him vast experience in dealing with weavers on the grass root level. He travelled to villages and towns where weavers have looms set up in their backyard. After joining our retail operation, he coordinates all special sizes and custom design rugs.
“It gives me a deep sense of workmanship and respect for the artisan involved in this art.”
Fauzia Mir is our design consultant and Ann Arbor store manager. Fauzia has over 16 years of rug retail sales experience. She grew up in the rug business and has a keen sense of putting a room together using area rugs as a focal point to bring the room.
“I have a great sense of pride that I am selling an art for the floor which bears my family name.”
Bea Jaye Bedell, has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from MSU in interior design, and has been in the Okemos store location since1997. A professional ASID Interior Designer for over 30 years, with over 20 years of experience in home furnishing retail and design.There isn’t a style of design or home that Bea Jaye isn’t familiar with! She has incredible experience in space planning, visualization, and application of color.
James Anthony Fuester has been working in our Ann Arbor store since 1995. Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Jim is an Interior Designer and has extensive design sales experience in all facets of home furnishing, retail, architectural, textile, and interior design.
"My passion is to find our clients beautiful works of art for their homes, to make their spaces more comfortable and unique to there vision of what their home should look like.”