Meet the Family
Joseph Zabihi, Founder
Born on 1918 in Mashad, Iran. While living in Iran, Joseph spent over 40 years in the antique carpet business, traveling the country and learning about the specific patterns and weaving techniques of each village. Once he moved to the United States, Joseph was eager to rebuild his business with his son Daniel and introduce Americans to his homeland's heralded art form. Still coming to work on a weekly basis.
Daniel Zabihi, Co-Founder
Also born and raised in Iran, Daniel recognized his passion of art once he moved to the United States in 1973 prior to the Iranian revolution. Daniel is the main buyer and constantly travels around the world hand-selecting and procuring fine rugs to add to the family's collection. Each of the splendid pieces that fill the company's New York City showroom has a story and passion to it.
Ilan & Rodney Zabihi
Sons of Daniel, they joined the family business both in the past decade. Ilan and Rodney have expanded and brought the business into the 21st Century, building a user-friendly website to include the company's full inventory and implementing systems to make J & D Oriental one fo the most well-organized businesses in the industry. They both deal with sales and any particular requests you might have.