Legge Carpets are husband-and-wife team Christopher Legge and Angela Seger-Legge. They specialise in antique and contemporary carpets and textiles of integrity and artistic merit.
Christopher trained and practised as a repairer before opening his first shop in Witney in 1974. He is known for his expertise in tribal weavings.
Over the past 20 years his travels to Iran, where a lot of their material is researched and sourced, have taken him to the major centres of weaving but also more remote and less-known areas of carpet production.
Angela is responsible for the introduction of contemporary rug art to the business, in particular the cooperation with Jan Kath, who is at the forefront of contemporary carpet design and has won numerous international awards.
Their business therefore offers a wide range of antique, mainly 19th-century, carpets and textiles from Europe through Central Asia to the Far East.
These include a considerable number of Uzbek silk Ikat coats and an exceptional collection of Persian Jajims, but also modern textile art, thus spanning several centuries of creative activity.
They also offer a cleaning and repair service carried out by an experienced repairer. Restoration and conservation of textiles, including mounting, can also be provided.
Other services include free valuations on rugs brought into the gallery, free interior design advice and sourcing of pieces that might not be available in the large stock.
For further information on stock and services, visit the Legge Carpets website
25 Oakthorpe Road