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Bashir Persian Rugs is a family business that was built from the ground up, from outfitting palatial homes in Asia with exquisite, hand-knotted Persian rugs to decorating today’s North American homes with unique high quality carpets. Mr. Shuja Bashir founded the company in 1976 when he saw a void in the Canadian carpet market for a showroom dedicated to fine wool and silk carpets with outstanding decorative appeal at reasonable prices. His family had been established rug dealers since the 1900's back home in his native land of the princely state of Kashmir. There, he was exposed to all the facets of the carpet business: sheep shearers, carpet drawing and design, weavers, merchants who brought finished and unwashed carpets for sale to preparing carpets for visiting foreign clients. After living in Germany, Austria, Italy and Libya, he settled in Montreal. There he opened his first carpet showroom which he today manages with his dedicated staff including daughters and son.

Mr. Bashir's appreciation and understanding of carpets as works of art quickly propelled Bashir Persian Rugs into a pre-eminent position in the Canadian marketplace. The company carries only high quality carpets and also specializes in other services such as professional appraisals for major canadian insurance companies, carpet restoration as well as cleaning. The carpets sold come in different shapes, sizes and styles ranging from traditional area rugs to contemporary area rugs. The piles of the carpets are made from some of the finest hand-spun silks and wools from the world, including:

  • Kashmir
  • Pakistan
  • Afghanistan
  • India
  • China
  • Iran
  • Turkey
  • Azerbaijan
  • Tibet
  • Russia
  • Morocco


In recognition that a carpet does not have to be old to have merit, Mr. Bashir also started a custom division to create carpets made of the exacting specifications of his clientèle of interior designers and architects. From historically and artistically significant period carpets to hand-tufted contemporary designs or woven qualities, Bashir Persian Rugs is a full service source in the interior design community. It is for this reason that it stands today as the preferred destination of top Montreal designers and interior decorators.

In addition to selling and making custom made designs, the company also provides complementary services such as:

  • Hand-Washing & Cleaning
  • Fringe Installation, Repair or Removal
  • Whole Patching
  • Carpet Binding
  • Underpadding
  • Rentals
  • Certificates of Evaluation


We have been winners of the Montreal chapter of the Consumers Choice Awards for years: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, etc. For more information regarding the company, feel free to browse through our site, visit us in store or send us an e-mail.





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