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Full Name  Essie Sakhai
Years active  1979–present
Name  Essie Sakhai

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Occupation  Persian and Oriental Carpet Expert, Author, Businessman
Books  Persian Rugs and Carpets, Oriental Carpets: A Buyer's G, Oriental Carpets, The Story of Carpets

Essie Sakhai (born in the city of Tehran in Iran and educated in Great Britain) is a rug dealer and expert on the ancient Iranian art form of the Persian Carpet and Oriental rugs. Born to a family with a long history of dealing in Persian Carpets, he gained much of his knowledge from his father Benayahoo Sakhai.

Essie spends most of his time at his Gallery in London’s Mayfair, carrying on the family tradition started in 1766.

Essie advises museums, and private collectors.


  • 1991: The Story of Carpets. Princess House, London: Studio Editions Ltd. ISBN 1-55921-203-9, ISBN 978-1-55921-203-8. ASIN 1559212039
  • French language edition: Mysteres des Tapis D'Orient. Paris: Librairie Gründ. ISBN 2-7000-2220-3.
  • 1995: Oriental Carpets: A Buyer's Guide. Kingston: Moyer Bell. ISBN 1-55921-146-6, ISBN 978-1-55921-146-8. ASIN 1559211466
  • 2007: Persian Rugs: Their History and Symbolism. Woodbridge: Antique Collectors' Club. ISBN 1-85149-507-X. ISBN 978-1-85149-507-8. ASIN 185149507X
  • References

    Essie Sakhai Wikipedia

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