Custom Design

Rug and Relic's Steve Bormes and his friend Ati select wools for a 13 x 15 custom Yeni Kilim.Rug and Relic's Steve Bormes and his friend Ati select wools for a 13 x 15 custom Yeni Kilim.
When we say custom, we mean custom!  Because of our close working relationship with our rug designers and weavers, we are able to provide truly custom-made pieces for our clientele, right down to color, dimensions, and even motifs!

Design Services

There is no charge whatsoever for using our expert staff to assist you in creating the perfect carpet to compliment your space.  To begin the process, please review the rugs listed our New Rugs and New Kilims selections.  Then contact us at and let us know which of the pieces appeal to you in terms of style or color, and the size of rug you’d like to have made.  We will then contact you with information concerning our design services, and how we can assist you in creating the perfect rug for your space. 

The Weaving Process

Once you’ve told us what you want to achieve, we take your ideas to our version of "market."  First, we travel to the village where your rug is to be produced, to hand-select the wools for your rug.  This helps us to ensure that the colors closely correlate to those you’ve selected.  Then the rug’s designer provides a sketch of your ideas for motif, along with your wools, to the woman or women who will bring your design to life. Last, but not least, these highly-skilled artisans will interpret those sketches to create a one-of-a-kind treasure, especially for you.  (We are happy to provide pictures of the women who create your rug.  Simply ask us to, and we will do our best to get them to pose!)

Time for Delivery 

Please remember:  there are many variables that go into the production of a custom rug.  Design and color choices are just the beginning.  We must also allow for time to actually weave your masterpiece, too.  There are all sorts of things that can impact weaving time, but in general, a custom kilim takes 2-3 months from the date of order.  An Usak, depending on size, may take 6-9 months to complete.  Trust us, it’s worth the wait!