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Aelfie

41 Varick Ave., nr. Harrsion Pl., Ste. 401, Bushwick; 631-603-5574; aelfie.com

Aelfie Oudghiri’s showroom is packed with hundreds of antique, vintage, and modern rugs from around the world. And if you’re in search of the trendy overdyed look, this is the place: Choose from one of eight colors or create your own hue, and then sit back as Aelfie takes your rug from bland to ultrabright. $$-$$$ (by appointment only)

Carini Lang

335 Greenwich St., at Jay St.; 646-613-0497; carinilang.com

Designs run the gamut from muted and simple, such as a beige camellia-flower motif, to bold and edgy like a glowing green-and-orange-silk fish-scale pattern. Custom orders are welcome but take three to nine months because of the intricate handiwork. $$$

Chaman Antique Rug Gallery

36 E. 31st St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-481-8191; chamanrugs.com

Chaman deals in antique rugs, particularly Oushak carpets from Turkey made in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. The company has a full restoration team on the premises and offers simple cleaning services. You can also have your carpet appraised for a fee. $$$

Dolma

417 Lafayette St., nr. 4th St., second fl.; 212-460-5525; dolmarugs.com

Designs include contemporary carpets and centuries-old traditional ones, such as the floral Kasho Pesa, all of which are made in Nepal. Richard Gere has been known to stop in for a rug or two. $$$

Doris Leslie Blau

306 E. 61st St., nr. Second Ave., seventh fl.; 212-586-5511; dorisleslieblau.com

The rule of thumb here: the more unusual, the better. In this collection of antique and new carpets from far-off places such as Turkey, Russia, and Central Asia, there isn’t a single ordinary (or inexpensive) piece. Prices range from $5,000 to $300,000. Each carpet, like a 1920s Persian beauty from Tabriz, comes with a history and detailed explanation. $$$$

Edward Fields

150 E. 58th St., nr. Third Ave., 11th fl.; 212-310-0400; edwardfields.com

This bespoke luxury-carpet purveyor has been at the vanguard of the design scene for more than 70 years—Fields actually coined the term area rug in 1953. Every Fields rug is customized per the client’s vision and expertly sheared, trimmed, and carved by hand. The showroom sells to the trade only, so bring your decorator along. $$$-$$$ (consulting services)

Elizabeth Eakins

654 Madison Ave., nr. 60th St., fourteenth fl.; 212-628-1950; elizabetheakins.com

Society ladies come here for custom-designed traditional, contemporary, wool, linen, woven, hooked, and tufted rugs, as well as simpler cotton ones. Appointments are recommended. $$$-$$$$

Flor

142 Wooster St., nr. Houston St.; 212-253-2164; flor.com

This innovative company makes rugs in small modular squares, the better to service every room’s size and customer’s taste. Choose one pattern or several to create a traditional carpet or a lively patchwork. The company’s trademark FLORdots (nontoxic adhesives on all four corners of every carpet square) hold it all together—no glue or tacks required. $$$ (consulting services)

Fort Street Studio

22 W. 19th St., nr. Fifth Ave., Ste. 5N; 212-925-5383; fortstreetstudio.com

The gorgeous wild-silk rugs in this gallery are based on contemporary and abstract watercolor designs by the owners, husband-and-wife team Brad Davis and Janis Provisor. The Texture collection includes a rug that evokes the cross section of a tree trunk and another that looks like gauze.$$$

Fred Moheban Gallery

315 E. 62nd St., nr. Second Ave., third fl.; 212-397-9060; fredmoheban.com

This gallery spans Oriental and European rug-­making traditions. Fine examples from the 16th through 20th centuries are culled from Iran, Turkey, France, India, and China, among others. Cleaning and restoration services are available. $$$$

Inigo Elizalde

115 W. 30th St., nr. Sixth Ave., Ste. 409; 917-216-7855; inigoelizalderugs.com

This store specializes in hand-knotted Nepalese rugs, flat weaves, and Indian dhurries in bright colors and energetic patterns. The staff can also create custom patterns and weaves based on clients’ ideas. $$$ (by appointment only)

Kea Carpets and Kilims

477 Atlantic Ave., nr. Nevins St., Boerum Hill; 718-222-8087; keacarpetsandkilims.com

An enormous rug gallery with handwoven rugs from Central Asia, Morocco, and Turkey, Kea also carries a line of luxurious rugs designed and customized in-house. The Alternative runner and the Rhythm area rug are particularly beautiful.$$$ (made in N.Y.)

Liora Manné

149 Madison Ave., at 32nd St., Ste. 301; 212-989-2732; lioramanne.com

Piles of handmade rugs come in two-by-three feet to nine-by-twelve feet, and there are also throw pillows for the floor or sofa. It’s all about pattern and color here—circles, stripes, swirls—and the prices are reasonable considering the level of labor involved. Manné will happily work with clients to develop and execute custom designs. $$-$$$

Mark Shilen Gallery

626 W. 28th St., nr. 11th Ave.; 917-843-2559; markshilengallery.com

Simple, stylish kilims, tribals, dhurries, and Oriental rugs from all parts of the world are the stock-in-trade here, but there are antique and new rugs from Central Asia, the Caucasus, and Tibet, too. $$$ (by appointment only)

Patterson, Flynn & Martin

979 Third Ave., nr. 58th St., Ste. 632, in the Decoration & Design Building; 212-688-7700; pattersonflynnmartin.com

Since 1943, this firm has produced bespoke floor coverings: Oriental carpets, historic reproductions, and dozens of contemporary styles made from New Zealand wool using green production methods. Its chic Mary McDonald collection includes a number of neutral-toned, wool-and-silk designs made in Nepal and the Philippines. $$-$$$

Roubini Rugs

200 Lexington Ave., nr. 33rd St., Ste. 706; 212-696-4648; roubinirugs.com

Roubini specializes in high-end, hand-knotted rugs in vibrant prints and has created collections for luxury brands like Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Missoni, and Fornasetti. Keep an eye out for sales and new collections, which arrive regularly. $$-$$$

Rug Art

979 Third Ave., nr. 58th St., Ste. 1518, in the Decoration & Design Building; 212-207-8211; rug-art.net

This contemporary-leaning store sells to the trade only, offering custom-made, hand-knotted, and hand-tufted rugs and pillows in natural hides and skins. It also creates made-to-order flat weaves in New Zealand wool in a sumptuous variety of designs ranging from botanics to moody abstracts. $$-$$$$

The Rug Company

88 Wooster St., at Spring St.; 989 Third Ave., nr. 59th St.; 212-274-0444; therugcompany.com

This showroom displays various collections, which make use of high-quality Tibetan wool as well as cowhide and goatskin leathers from Turkey. Designer collaborations are frequently on display. $$$ (consulting services)

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