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Parsua – March 2016

March 2016 will see the launch of the newest range of Parsua contemporary bespoke rugs. Parsua rugs and carpets are both unique and modern and C. John are proud to be the sole London stockists of these beautiful weavings. C. John will be …

Building the Toms Collection

  The Toms Collection is one of the most important ancient tapestry collections in the world. It comprises of wall and decorative tapestry pieces, representing major early sixteenth- to late nineteenth-century European manufactories. Reginald Toms (1892-1978) an English property developer, …

Origins of the Various Types of Carpet from Around the World

This map is not geographically correct but is simply diagrammatic Armenia used to be part of the former Soviet republic, which borders with the mountainous Caucasus region straddling Asia and Europe. It was one of the earliest Christian civilizations and …

C. John Opening Reception

We have now opened our new gallery and hosted a beautiful reception to mark this special event.  Many old and new faces turned up to celebrate this occasion with us. It was a great evening accompanied with delicious canopies, champagne …

Magic Carpets

Last night, 35 people went travelling round the world on a Magic Carpet. What are you talking about, you may ask? Well, exactly that. Enthralled by the wonderful double act of carpet connoisseur, Mr Leon Sassoon and his dear friend, …

80 Years of C. John

The filming began at 8.30am on Sunday the 5th of July.  We began at Leon’s Flat near Edgware Road in central London and spent the morning recording the voice over with Cherie Lunghi. During this time, we began filming the …

C. John's Appointment of the Royal Warrant

In 1966 C John received the Royal warrant as supplier of carpets to her majesty Queen Elizabeth II. In 1978 Leon Sassoon at C. John (Rare rugs) limited was personally granted the Royal warrant and they still remain the only …