Why do we have this craving for beauty?
It would have been simpler - and the rugs just as useful -
to leave the wool
To weave solid colors, or simple stripes.
But since the beginning, handmade carpets
have been adorned with clouds and
hunting scenes, ladders, medallions, niches for prayer.
Why bother? What makes us human?


Joseph’s Oriental Rug Imports promotes ethical practice through public awareness, professional educational activities, and networking with community members to achieve the goals of our mission statement to provide excellent service and ethical sales and purchases within the Oriental rug industry.

Rug and Textile Society of Indiana - Member of Steering Committee
An informal organization of members interested in enriching their knowledge and appreciation of Oriental rugs and related textiles. Call Erik Risman for more information at 317-873-0012.
Event Underwriting
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, St. Margaret's Guild, and Methodist Task Core.
Indianapolis Museum of Art - Member Board of Trustees and Standing Committee for Development 2004 - present
Among the largest general art museums in the U.S. with a collection of 50,000 works that spans the range and scope of art history.
American Society of Interior Design - Supporter
A community of people who know how to make design work for the bottom line. ASID is where design comes to life.
Oriental Rug Retailers Association - Elected Board Member
A non profit membership organization supporting Oriental rug retailers, wholesalers, importers, and service related companies.
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