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Here you will find a glimpse of our collection of Oriental rugs, kilims, textiles, pillows, and furniture. Each rug has a story of its own from the country it originated. We've been specializing in unique, sometimes one-of-a-kind handmade rugs for decades. Please browse here, or schedule an appointment. We also offer natural cleaning, repair, restoration and free appraisals for your handmade rugs.

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Who We Are

In 1974 Topanga Rug Company owner Barry Hornig was given permission to open a weaving factory and school in the ancient city of Balkh, 18 miles from the Russian border. He designed cotton dhuries that he sold to Stark Carpet and Patterson Flynn & Martin in New York City. After the coup he returned to New York where he continued to import Afghan tribal rugs that were sold to Bloomingdale’s and other top designers. In 1984, Barry and his wife, Diana, moved to Santa Fe, NM, and opened the first indoor/outdoor rug shop. It was featured in Town & Country as well as Architectural Digest. They moved to California in 1984 and opened Topanga Rug Shop. In 1992 it was named Best Rug Store in LA. The shop soon became a destination and landmark for interior designers, celebrities, and customers who appreciated owning a rug with the integrity inherent in handmade products. All of Barry’s imported rugs are made of natural fibers and vegetable dyes and are not mass produced. Now, Barry and Diana divide their time between Santa Monica, CA, Missoula, MT, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, each with a vibrant international community.

BARRYDiana Hornig

Barry Hornig was involved in joint ventures with Stark Carpet, Patterson Flynn & Martin in New York City. He has worked with top designers such as Albert Hadley. His rugs have been sold at Sotheby’s and Christie’s. His interests are fishing, reading, writing, and taking trips to Montana.

Diana Hornig has had an extensive career in design and fashion in New York City and Europe. She worked with Tiffany’s and Bloomingdale’s room settings. Her travels gave her the opportunity to explore the leading trends in home interiors. Her interests are yoga, natural cooking, and taking trips to Montana.

“Each of these unique pieces should be preserved, restored, repaired, or incorporated into a new piece. Never lose a rug!”