When Baseer Abdul first fled war-torn Afghanistan as a 15-year-old boy, he was virtually alone in New York, earning cash working at fast food restaurants to pay for English classes. By 18, though, he was well on his way to success, managing a rug company while learning the ins-and-outs of the business.
That thirst for learning, and a really good eye, is what makes Baseer Oriental Rugs in Larchmont a treasure trove of floor coverings. As a guy who appreciates artistry and quality, Abdul steers customers right — and not necessarily at premium costs. His carpet collection includes rugs priced from $100 to $30,000.
Abdul also cleans, repairs, buys and trades rugs. “You can ask me anything,” he says.
Baseer Oriental Rugs, 2104 Boston Post Road, Larchmont. www.nyantiquerugservice.com
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