"I brought my 100 year old Sarouk in to Solano Rug Galley for a very overdue cleaning and restoration. Three weeks later, I came home with a richly glowing gem! The colors were glorious, the texture, soft and smooth, the problems areas gone. Iraj is a gifted craftsman who clearly knows his business and brings a true passion toward restoring these lovely treasures back to their original splendor. Trust Solano Rug Gallery to care for your new rugs or your family heirlooms!"

-Trudi Boskin, Albany, CA


"Thank your for your kindness and professionalism.  My rug came out 
beautifully and I’m very pleased with the results. 
I’ve remarked to multiple neighbors that I was impressed that you wrote 
me a lovely note which I received the day after I first stepped into your 
shop. I will definitely recommend you to others."
- Nancy K., El Cerrito, CA



"Just a note to let you know what a delightful experience it was purchasing rugs from you. I really appreciate your friendly approach to doing business, and the way that you honored my choices and preferences, while informing me about the rugs." 

- Bob Dillard, Oak View, CA


"It was a pleasure doing business with you; very unlike my eperience in modern stores where there's no sense of human contact or mutual respect."

-Peter B., Berkeley, CA

About Us



Welcome to Solano Oriental Rug Gallery, providing quality hand-made rugs and service to the Bay Area for over 30 years. Our gallery is located on Solano Avenue in Berkeley, California. Our inventory has grown with our store and consists of thousands of hand-made rugs of Middle Eastern, Oriental, and American Indian origin. We directly import a variety of styles, including; Bijar, Gabbeh, and Bakhshayesh. Not familiar with these styles? Not to worry, we invite you to browse our new and improved website where you'll be able to learn from our years of knowledge and experience in buying, selling, trading, and restoring fine rugs. Please take a moment to view a few samples of our extensive inventory, including a wide variety of shapes, sizes, styles, and colors of both new and antique rugs. And if you're already a rug owner, we offer quality cleaning and restoration for your new and antique rugs. Our customers are our highest priority and we will personally guarantee your satisfaction with both our merchandise and services.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to doing business with you!
Store Hours
Monday - Saturday — 10am-5:30pm
Sunday — Noon-5pm
Business Owner: Iraj Vafaeenia


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