Antique and New Hand Knotted Rugs in
Excellent Condition at Warehouse Prices

The Story of RugNet

The story of RugNet is the story of founder Emmert Elsea. Fresh from the U.S. Army in 1966, Emmert backpacked through Europe, the Middle East and Asia. After a trip to India in 1976, he discovered Tibetan carpets and discovered a passion for hand-knotted rugs. 
Emmert returned to the U.S. and became an Oriental rug retailer, importer and wholesaler. He was widely recognized as one of the U.S.’s leading experts in Oriental rugs and worked as an expert for the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to identify Persian rugs
After many trips traveling to the Middle and Far East, Emmert, officially retired. He eventually decided to utilize his contacts to discover a few top-quality handmade rugs to sell at special “warehouse” prices. His passion was to share the love of these special rugs with others.
Sadly, Emmert passed away suddenly this summer. His carefully curated collection of antique, vintage and new rugs from Iran, Turkey, India and China, are for sale at discounted prices. All are hand-knotted and in excellent condition with no tears or repairs. 
With its foundation in tradition and a glimpse toward the future, RugNet remains dedicated to preserving Emmert’s legacy and RugNet’s heritage, curating only the best examples of hand-knotted rugs. To learn more about the beauty, value and care of rugs, visit our shop to find something of lasting value that your family and future generations will enjoy.