Heirloom works to cultivate a deeper understanding and appreciation of handmade rugs. We strive to keep this ancient tradition relevant to this generation and the next.

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Zach Zaman grew up with a great respect for the rugs and antiques that his father collected and sold. He was mesmerized by their beautiful hues and patterns and felt a sense of awe by how they were passed down and survived from generation to generation. He was intrigued by the people who wove them and would imagine how the previous owners had lived with them.  Zach has traveled near and far hunting for rugs as well as knowledge about them and is excited to share it with anyone that has interest.

In addition to an undergraduate degree from Boston University's School of Management, Zach has completed programs in Fine & Decorative Art Appraisal from Pratt Institute and Interior Design & Architectural Studies from Parsons School of Design.

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Lynn Hunter manages Heirloom's day to day. She's been working in textiles since returning to New York from a long travel in the Far East, including Turkey & India. In addition to slingin' rugs, she teaches textile workshops at the Textile Arts Center and has a fibers studio practice focused on interlacing methods, mainly macrame and Japanese braiding techniques. She is also the shop gardener.

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Nathalie Di Sciascio has worked at Heirloom for over a year now and meticulously keeps track of everything for us. Originally from Rome, Italy she has a B.A. in Art History from Goldsmiths, University of London and an M.F.A. in Fibers from the Savannah College of Art and Design. 

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Sam Crow is the newest member at Heirloom. She is excited to delve deeper into the historical and technical aspects of traditional weaving to aid in a more rounded knowledge of rug making. She has her own fibers studio practice where she tufts dense contemporary rugs using yarn that she naturally dyes.