After working twenty-five years as an oriental rug salesman, showroom manager, and managing partner in the area rug industry, Walter Gaby had an opportunity to purchase the assets of an existing rug showroom in Tucson, AZ, November 2004. This was the realization of a dream, a goal that demanded years of preparation and experience. Since that date, Walter Gaby’s Rug Resource has continuously evolved into a destination for the most appealing area rugs in this metropolitan area.

Educated in Fairfax, VA (high school) and degreed by the University of Arizona in Middle Eastern Studies, Walter Gaby discovered oriental rugs while living in Ankara, Turkey, with his family. His father was a career army officer. However, it wasn’t until an extended visit to Morocco in 1976 that the rug fever took hold. This rug malady has never let up, so buying, selling and creating area rugs is truly a personal labor of love.

By working for Iranian rug manufacturers and importers, Walter Gaby gradually gained the knowledge of rug materials, construction, distribution and retail rug marketing. This knowledge did not come easily, as much information concerning oriental rugs is hearsay. Factual knowledge is the basis for rug selection at Walter Gaby’s Rug Resource. This approach is most beneficial to all consumers. Rug knowledge is power!


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