This Is Where Life Happens...

It’s the rug you lay on with your new spouse in front of the fire, dreaming of the future…


Where your baby took their first steps…

Where your children traced the patterns with toy cars…


This rug is where memories are made and life is happening.

We Have a Rug For You.

  A Really Nice Rug.

Professional Rug Cleaning

We professionally hand clean area rugs in our shop, and now offer in-home cleaning services.  Our cleaning process is 100% green and environmentally safe for children and pets.  Schedule Your Cleaning Today!

Repair & Restoration

We surge, edge, fringe, and even reweave rugs all by hand. We can do anything from small edging and fringing jobs to full restoration re-weaves.  Contact us to schedule your repair.


Have a rug that’s been handed down from generation to generation in your family and want to know its value?  Bring your rug by the showroom or give us a call to schedule your appraisal.  Frank Eways Jr. is a certified appraiser who will also work with your insurance company.

The American Dream

My grandfather, Salem M. Eways, came to the United States from Palestine.

In the late 1920s, he began selling fine textiles door-to-door in New York City, until he and his brother found an opportunity to earn money cleaning and repairing rugs.  With dedication and hard work, they built the business and eventually grew into 4 stores in the Pennsylvania region.

 Salem then moved to Charlottesville in the early 1960s and opened a store named Salem M. Eways Oriental Rugs, located in the University Shopping Center on Old Ivy Rd.

A Family Legacy

After the passing of my grandfather, my father, Frank S. Eways, a state trooper in Pennsylvania at the time, left his job and moved his family to Charlottesville to take care of the family business.

He eventually moved the store to Emmet St. across from Bodo’s Bagels, where he then grew the business to one of the largest sellers of oriental rugs in the United States in the mid-1970s.

Eventually, all of the Eways brothers joined together to become one of the largest and most respected flooring companies in the region.

Still Going Strong and Growing

For over 100 years, and three generations, the Eways family has been providing the finest area rugs, rug care, and maintenance.

We sell rugs that provide a lifetime of memories.

Three Generations of Quality, Service & Selection

“It’s like my grandfather instilled on my dad and my dad passed on to me,” he said. “Work hard, stand by your product and respect your clients. That’s how a local business is able to grow.” 

Frank Eways  Jr.

Member of the Board of Trustees of the Oriental Rug Retailer’s Association


Hand Woven Rugs

A handwoven rug is woven by hand on a loom, with warps, wefts, and pile made mainly of natural fibers like wool, cotton, and silk.

Frank S. Eways Fine Rugs & Gallery carries a wide variety of these rugs including Persian, Ikat, Bokhara, Kilims, and silk rugs.

We offer a large selection of all types and sizes of area rugs, from traditional, transitional, antique, contemporary, oversized, Persian, and more. Be sure to browse our incredible collection and let us help you choose the right rug to fit your specific needs.


Hand Woven Rugs

Lifestyle Rugs

Frank S. Eways carries a wide collection of quality machine loomed rugs from a variety of manufacturers, including Nourison, Karastan, Kayleen, Oriental Weavers and more.

If you don’t see the rug you want in our showroom, we can order it for you!

Lifestyle Rugs

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