Last Word from Emmett Eiland’s Rug Co.

Dear Friends and Customers,

Earlier this year, we announced that we were shutting down for good, after 48 years in business. Now the store has closed.

We will make no further announcements to the public. But there are still great rugs unsold, and we can’t take them home with us. We are prepared to sell them for less than our cost. How about 70 to 80% off?

We will open our doors to the public the first two weekends of January:

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, January 5th 6th and 7th, noon till 5:30
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Jan. 12th 13th and 14th, noon till 5:30

We have taken care of your rugs for the past half-century. What now?

For thirty-seven years we have relied on a company in Sant Cruz called Talisman Oriental Rug Cleaning to wash our customers’ rugs and our own as well. The folks behind Talisman are wonderful people, and washing Oriental rugs beautifully and without damaging them is an almost spiritual matter with them. For the following year, Talisman will clean your rugs at the same rate you received from us, with a charge for pickup and delivery from your home or office.

Contact Gopala Walker at (831) 425-7847 or

And Finally…

I have been overwhelmed by your kind words and the cards many of you have sent. During this busy time, I have not been good at responding and thanking you. But your well-wishes mean the world to me and to my friends at work.

I celebrate our community. I celebrate our mutual trust. I will miss you.

Emmett Eiland

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    Thenmozhi Soundararajan December 27, 2017

    Dear Emett:

    We are opening a space for survivors of violence in India and I am wondering if we might be able to purchase some carpets for our space. Do you have any samples to view that we might purchase?


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    Brian Renaud January 3, 2018

    Does “doors open to the public” on January 5-7 and January 12-14 also mean that your internet site will be available then for purchase of rugs?

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    Ari Karp October 6, 2018

    Missed the closing sale. Is there a store having similar rugs that Emmett Eiland would recommend?

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