In 1917 N.Vrouyr was founded in the Hague in the Anna Paulownastreet. In 1920 the shop moved to Antwerp. Since then, les Magasins Arméniens de Tapis d'Orient N.Vrouyr was established and stayed on the same address: Komedieplaats 4. Facing the Bourla theater, the premises (now three houses and three floors) emanate an unparalleled atmosphere. After hundred inventive and creative years they have become an inseparable part of the old city center. Impeccable service and accurate information always were a primary concern. The reputation of trustworthiness of N.Vrouyr has spread wide across the borders. In 2010 at the professional Domotex fair in Hannover, N.Vrouyr won the 'Carpet Cup Award’ for best carpet retailshop.
A wide choice
If you visit the premises, you should know that the stacks may conceal the rug you always dreamed of. You'll find ethnographic and collector's items, tribal rugs, but also the most refined and valuable works of art. From Anatolia to the Himalaya and from the Atlas to Mongolia.
Regularly expositions are organized in the basement-showroom. On the first floor you will discover a large choice of kilims, embroidered textiles, while on the ground floor you'll find an immense choice of nomad and village carpets and fine weaves from important workshops.
Modern design is also well represented, as well as many Belgian and international artists.
There is an unique stock of large sizes from 12 m² up to 30 m² and more.
Textiles and ethnographic items (tent bands, horse covers, bags, suzani, embroideries, etc.) are displayed and sold at Vrouyr2, the shop we opened next doors in 2013.
Exclusive collections of design, contemporary and classic
- Tufenkian Artisan Carpets In 2016, after more than 30 years of a successful collaboration, the close partnership resulted in the opening of a shop in shop in our gallery.
A team of designers provides a great collection of patterns that is regularly enlarged and enhanced. Can be ordered in any size.
- Sahar by Haynes Robinson A glamourous collection by Haynes Robinson. Can be custom made.
- Frank Lloyd Wright Patterns released by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, knotted in Nepal. In our showroom we have 20 samples of 170x240cm. To be ordered in any size.
All patterns, any size, any shape, can be knotted in our own workshops, even your own personal concept or the sketches by your interior decorator.
On request, all carpets can be displayed in your interior. This is free of charge. We can assist you in making your selection.
N.Vrouyr, since the very beginning, has a workshop. A small team of qualified and skilled craftsmen works on the premises. They will take care of your carpets in a most professional way.
Consignment or selling
We can possibly buy or take your rugs in consignment. Please do contact us.
Expertise and certificates
We deliver appraisals and certificates for several insurance companies and documents for legacies.
We are member of following official organizations: ROCAD (Royal Chamber of Art Dealers), ARTEXPERTS (Belgian association of Art Experts), BSOT (Bundesverband der Sachverständigen für orientalische, handgeknüpfte Teppiche und Flachgewebe e.V.) and the TMV (Federatie van Taxateurs Makelaars Veilinhouders in Roerende Zaken).
We handle the official tariffs, implemented by these organizations.
In October 2005 the N.VROUYR library, exclusively specialized in books, publications and documents about oriental and western rugs and textiles is open for the public during working hours.
Christian and Naïry Vrouyr give lectures for groups about history, technique and justified restauration. Groups: minimum 15 up to maximum 30 persons.
Child labour is totally unacceptable. It is the dealer’s and also the consumer’s responsibility to boycott productions from workshops with no sense of ethics. Most of the time, children are sad victims of “the lowest price”.
N.Vrouyr definitely selects workshops who fulfil the duties they owe their weavers.
Over the years our company supplied many museums in Antwerp: the Royal Museum of Fine Art, the Rubens house, the Plantin Moretus Museum, the Maegdenhuis, the Rocockxhuis and in the Netherlands the Textile Museum in Tilburg and Museum Van Loon (Rijksmuseum) in Amsterdam. But also in Iran the Carpet Museum of Teheran.
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