We only show the highest quality products on our website. Utilizing our established network of weavers and unique direct-to-weaver business model, Fine Area Rugs & Carpets brings you inside the best weaving houses in Nepal and India in real time. Browse dozens of current patterns and designs from multiple design houses, all ready to ship within 5 business days. Prices include customs and shipping from Nepal or India to your door.
Based in Aspen and Vail Colorado, High Country Rugs has been designing and crafting the world's finest custom rugs for 5 star resorts and luxury estates for a decade. We understand the needs of our clients and interior designers and only show the highest quality products on our website.
Utilizing our established network of weavers and unique direct-to-weaver business model, Fine Area Rugs & Carpets brings you inside the best weaving houses in Nepal and India in real time. Browse dozens of current patterns and designs from multiple design houses, all ready to ship within 5 business days. Prices include customs and shipping from Nepal or India to your door. If you would rather design your own rug, please use our 3D design studio on www.HighCountryRugs.com.
Jason Leach - Principal
Jason's interest in Oriental and other museum-quality rugs started early, as his parents were collectors, and he traveled with them to rug markets all over Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He grew up in Geneva, Switzerland, which was a major export hub for Persian rugs during the US embargo on Iran. He attended an international school there with people from all over the world, which led him to get a degree in Anthropology with a minor in Art at the University of Delaware. After college, Jason moved to Aspen, Colorado, and pursued a career as a gallery director for an African art gallery, which included Moroccan rugs and other African textiles. Jason was reintroduced to the Oriental rug market and luxury interior design through a home furnishings chain in Aspen and Vail. This interest led him to open, manage and eventually expand a new rug gallery in Edwards, Colorado. His experience in various businesses provided insight into the rugs of Morocco, Persia, Turkey, Nepal, Tibet, India, Romania, Kazakhstan, and everywhere in between. In 2005, Jason left to start High Country Rugs with the idea of helping interior designers get exactly what they want in a more efficient and affordable manner. Through a key understanding of rug materials, construction methods, regional design aesthetics and a history of rugs and their practical uses, Jason has a unique perspective on the industry.
Brian Harris - Principal
Brian helped to realize the full potential of co-founder Jason Leach's vision by targeting High Country Rugs for an international market. He is responsible for implementation and development of the website and its custom design technology. He also creates and designs rugs, 3D virtual renderings and business strategies to help further the vision and goal of High Country Rugs. Together, Brian and Jason have traveled to India and Nepal and met with the weavers. They have never lost sight of the fact that the products they sell are made by real people for real people and they want to be part of the solution to some of the challenges that rug makers face. In a world that is advancing rapidly with new technologies, people in poorer countries that make items by hand are in danger of falling further behind. High Country Rugs is helping to bridge the gap for their weavers by giving them direct access to the international market and freeing them from the barriers that they face at home.