THE ORIENTAL RUG GALLERY LTD's shop and studios are centrally situated in the heart of Wey Hill – the
Artisan & Craftsman quarter of Haslemere Town, in Surrey.
Set within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Haslemere is a picturesque town with a
long-standing Artisan and Craftsman history, where distinguished artists, weavers, poets, authors and
music-makers including: Tennyson, George Bernard Shaw, the Dolmetsches, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and George
Eliot, as well as artists Helen Allingham, and architect Edward Lutyens, have chosen to live and practice
artisan crafts, through the years.
The Peasant Arts Movement was founded in Wey Hill more than a century ago, by weaving artisans: the Blounts
the Kings. They taught the ancient crafts of yarn spinning and hand-loom rug weaving, while creating
tapestries and embroideries that are now held in the V&A and Haslemere Educational Museum.
The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd is open Tuesday through to Saturday,
to 5pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Please note: due to the nature of our rug business, we may occasionally be busy during the day with the
cataloguing and stock-taking of our new rug arrivals, where we endeavour to keep any of these works to a
minimum. Our customers and rug visitors are notified in advance, if these other works are due to take place
during our normal opening hours, with the details highlighted as: text on the moving website messageboard
(above); an audio message on the shop landline phone; and displayed as a printed message on the shop door.
apologise in advance for any temporary inconvenience these works may cause.