Originally established in the Stockade District in Schenectady in 1983, Stockade Imports is unique in several ways. Deborah Barthold, owner of Stockade Imports, is from a family that has been involved in the carpet business for 5 generations. She has had the rare experience of traveling the Silk Route, including multiple journeys through Turkey, Afghanastan, Pakistan, India and other countries in the Middle East and Asia, with her father. She knows many of the artisans and intermediaries personally.
Watch the video below as well as our archive copy of a fascinating radio interview highlighting some of Deborah's experiences in this largely male-dominated business.
"Stockade Oriental Rug Imports is not just a store that sells rugs. Hand-woven and Oriental carpets and rugs are our passion."