ABOUT US .
Me (on the left) and my dear sister :)
I am Silan Melek, the owner of the Melek Rug and the second generation of a rug lover family.
First of all, you might want to know what our company's name means. Well, "melek" means "angel" in Hebrew, Turkish, Arabic, and Kurdish.
Founded in 1976, Melek Rugs (then, called Melek Carpet) is a family-owned Turkish Rug company based in Istanbul and San Francisco. Being the second generation in the business, we have the same passion about oriental rugs as our late father Yusuf Melek.
Same Company, New Store! Now, Closer to You.
Our main focus is one-of-a-kind, 40 to 120 years old vintage / antique rugs and accessories made out of them. Each item in our store was made by artisans. We source them, select them and revive them meticulously.
In addition to our store in Istanbul, in 2019, we attempted to open a store in the US to serve our North American customers better but we were held up by the COVID19. Finally, we fulfilled our dream and started the business both online and brick-an-mortar in beautiful California at the end of 2021.
We have a dedicated team here in the Bay Area and Istanbul to make our customers happy, no matter what.
Our brick-an-mortar store is Burlingame, CA. If you want to give us a visit, just book an appointment any time. We are always here to help you.
Our mission is to serve our customers as a curator and an advisor when they are trying find a one-of-a-kind oriental rug for their living space.
Buying from the source
Our company have been in the business for more than 40 years. We have a big inventory both in San Francisco and in Istanbul. So, you will directly be buying from the source. We will always give you the best deals.
Feel free to ask us any question.