Frequently Asked Questions


How is Safavieh pronounced? 

Safavieh (Sa-fa-vi’-a) pronounced properly sounds like Mama Mia.

What does Safavieh mean?

Safavieh refers to the Safavid Persian dynasty. The Safavid dynasty ruled Persia from 1501 to 1722. The dynasty oversaw a renaissance in Persian art and culture.

How long has Safavieh been in business in the United States?

Safavieh opened its first rug gallery in Manhattan in 1978. Safavieh opened its first complete home furnishings store in Stamford in 1996.

Why do I see Safavieh’s brand name in other retail outlets beside Safavieh stores?

In addition to our tri-state area retail business, Safavieh is one of the largest manufacturers and importers of Oriental rugs. Our rugs are sold through fine retailers, mail order catalogs and websites throughout the world. We also import furniture from Europe and Asia for our stores and sell this furniture to other fine furniture retailers.

How can I get in touch with a real person and get a question answered?

Call 877.919.1010 and you’ll be put in touch with a Safavieh Home representative.

How can I remove my name from your mailing list?

Email your request to

How can I learn if a store is hiring?

Email your resume to

How do I place an order?

You can order priced online items directly online. For further information of to place an order for other items call 877.919.1010

How can I pay for my purchase?

Safavieh accepts American Express, Master Card, Visa and Discover.