79th St. Rugs was established in 1978 on Peachtree Street in Atlanta. We were the city's fourth Oriental rug shop. Our building was bought in 2008 and they renewed the lease. We specialized in antique Persians, new oushaks, cotton rag rugs and soumaks. We had a moving sale and sold almost all of our inventory. There are some 100 pieces left over in our online store. These are steals!
We switched over exclusively to Barrier Island Rugs, which are cotton and wool, handloomed in India. We started with just horizontal striped rugs in sizes 2' X 3' up to 10' X 14' in stock, with custom colors and sizes available.
We progressed in wool to trellis patterns, squares, Greek keys and chevrons. The weaves in wool are a heavy, double fixed Berber, and the cottons are basically rag rug using reprocessed yarn.