David’s Oriental Rugs & Care-Full Carpets was established in 1999 by Founder David Aliff and Son Dustin (Dusty), both Northern Virginia natives. They had both had a dream of owning and operating a specialty Oriental rug shop, and supplying a unique shopping experience to their customers.
While driving through a the small town of Marshall in central Virginia (12 miles south of Historic Middleburg), they spotted an abandoned building on Main Street and acquired their first lease On Life – literally.
David and Dustin had been successfully running their rug shop for several years when one day an older gentleman happened to enter their store while touring the quaint, but Charming town in rural Fauquier County. He introduced himself, as a prominent figure in the handmade Oriental Rug industry from Instanbul. He was impressed with their passion and thirst for more knowledge about handmade rugs and carpets. He offered Dustin a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – to come back to Turkey with him, and let him teach him everything he knew about Oriental rugs. Dustin would be able to work side by side with the weavers working in both old and new styles to grow both his skills and knowledge of the long history of rug weaving. Dustin of course agreed and was soon on his way to spend several months in Istanbul training with the best in the business while nurturing his love for textile work.
He ended up making several trips and spending many months in Turkey, and after a lot of time and painstaking work, Dustin became a Master Weaver in 2014 after completing more than 1200 hours of rug and carpet restoration. He has had the pleasure of working with several of the oldest rugs in the world to help to restore them back to their original glory.
Since becoming a Master Weaver Dustin has trained 5 others, some of them now working overseas restoring antique rugs in Paris, others have stayed with David’s Rugs, continuing to gain perspective and continue their education about this beautiful, but somewhat lost art.
Now, after 20 years of supplying beautiful heirlooms and educating our local community on all types of handmade rugs and carpets, we are expanding our reach to the rest of the country and perhaps the world through our online marketplace We hope to spread our knowledge and passion to others who wish to broaden their horizons and express their creativity through handmade, natural woven products.
As for the founders of David’s Rugs & Care-Full Carpets, David and Dustin are closer than ever after working together for so many years providing service to our neighbors. A father and son are bound to disagree, but one thing they always know for certain is that they want to continue doing their best to share their excitement and desire for beautiful textiles. They are looking forward to teaching, helping, and spreading their love for handmade rugs and carpets.
“Let us show you our passion and in turn, we hope you will share with us yours.” – David Aliff Owner
“Thank you for two wonderful decades, to all that we have shared.” – Dustin Aliff Master Weaver
Located in Marshall, VA, David’s Oriental Rugs & Care-Full Carpets services the entire Northern Virginia area including: Fauquier County, VA, Loudoun County, VA, Prince William County, VA, Warrenton, VA, Leesburg, VA, Middleburg, VA, Manasass, VA, Haymarket, VA, Gainesboro, VA, Sterling, VA, Chantilly, VA, Centreville, VA, Fairfax, VA, and the surrounding areas