Executive Rugs

About Us

Executive Rugs (LLC)
We Provide The Excellence

The Executive family has been rug merchants for three generations, with nearly a century of experience in association with the textile industry. Since the 1960s, we have dealt exclusively with antique pieces of rugs from the beginning of the 20th century. Our collection includes carpets and kilims. We solely deal in original and handmade carpets. 

CEO, Zulfiqar Ali was born in Pakistan. While young, he commenced his family business in Karachi, Pakistan. By the late 90s, his son, Zubair Shah, associated himself with the rug business and learned the family trade which he, in turn, directed to his nephew—myself, Umair Shah. For many years, I sourced in Caucasian, Turkey, Afghan, Baluchi, and the most remote villages in Iran searching for exceptional and rare rugs. I became well-acquainted with various tribes and craftsmen who have worked for millennia preserving the traditional art of weaving. In 2022, I took over the family business, mainly focusing on antiques & collector rugs. Karachi, the city where I was born, served as our primary resource and capital of the carpet world. Handicraft Market is considered the most prestigious carpet hub around the locality of  Abdullah Haroon Road.  

In 1960, my family moved to Karachi and inaugurated Zubair Oriental Carpets International Later Executive Rugs (LLC) in 2022, situated in the heart of the historical city. During these years, we have continued to grow our business as one of the leading antique rug galleries globally, serving international collectors, museums, corporations, and luxury hotels.

Today, The Executive Rugs collection of antique & collector rugs is one of the largest and most precious in the world, providing rare pieces from Kashan, Tabriz, Isfahan, Hereke, Kerman, Heriz, Qum, Mashad, Bakhtiari, Khoja Roshnai, Beljik, Mori Bokhara, Kazak, Baluch, Herat, and Gabbeh.


Mr. Umair Shah

Pakistan Carpet Exhibition

Pakistan International Carpet Exhibition (PICE) is one of the leading Handmade Carpet exhibitions held every year in the city of Lahore, Pakistan. It is organized by the Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association. This event is run by the actual exhibiting members in an open, communal manner which creates the best purchasing environment for its customers. This has my heart 😉

Pakistan Carpet Exhibition Circa 1995

International Travels “Where Business Takes You”

Thailand "1985"
Texas "1980"
Canada "1982"
Switzerland "1987"
Paris "1983"
New York "1981"

The Business World

Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah

To Be Continued...


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