Essa Farrah manages Farrah Oriental Rugs on King Talal Street in Downtown Amman. The family business, which began in Hebron, Palestine in 1910, relocated to Amman in 1960. His great-grandfather, Ahmed, used to trade rugs, although he did not weave them, as well as fleeces, sheepskins, and Bedouin coats, which he manufactured. Today, the business mostly deals in antique and new handmade rugs. Essa’s father, Ahmed Jr, introduced the manufacturing aspect to curb waning supply chains upon inheriting the business from his father, Khaled. The store’s range of various wool, cotton, silk, and synthetic pieces spans from an affordable JOD10 to JOD2,000. The Farrahs also offer an extensive rug restoration service as well as upholstered furnishings, other antiques, and traditional souvenirs.
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