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Sydney Classic
133 New South Head Rd, Edgecliff NSW 2027
T +61 2 9328 6144
Sydney Contemporary
498 Glenmore Road, Edgecliff NSW 2027
T +61 2 9328 9188
Melbourne Contemporary
442 High Street, Prahran VIC 3181
T +61 3 9510 7799
[email protected]
Sydney & Melbourne Opening Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Pattern Mix 9

August 22, 2019 by CADRYS

Design Pattern Mix 9
Collection Battilossi – Draga
Colours Ivory
Size Custom sizes available
Construction Handspun Ghazni Wool

Eclectica Crossroads

August 22, 2019 by CADRYS

Design Eclectica – Crossroads
Collection Battilossi
Colours Charcoal, Grey
Size Custom sizes available
Construction Handspun Ghazni Wool

Tocca 6

May 7, 2019 by CADRYS

Collection Battilossi – Toca
Colours Grey, custom colours
Size 245 x 305cm, Custom sizes available
Construction Wool & Silk

Tocca 3

May 7, 2019 by CADRYS

Collection Battilossi – Toca
Colours Cream, custom colours
Size 245 x 305cm, Custom sizes available
Construction Wool & Silk


May 7, 2019 by CADRYS

Collection Battilossi – S1N2
Colours Beetle, Slate, custom colours
Size 305 x 430cm, Custom sizes available
Construction Wool & Silk


May 7, 2019 by CADRYS

Collection Battilossi – S1N1
Colours Grey, Indigo, custom colours
Size 305 x 427cm, Custom sizes available
Construction Wool & Silk

Afghan Chobi

August 27, 2018 by CADRYS

Collection Hall Runners
Size 353 x 83cm
Sku NOM100836

Pattern Mix 10

August 7, 2018 by CADRYS

Collection Battilossi – Draga
Colours Ivory, Castagna
Custom Custom sizes available
Construction Handspun Ghazni Wool

Sku BAT200003
Size 272 x 365cm
Colour Ivory

Pattern Mix 2

August 7, 2018 by CADRYS

Design Pattern Mix 2
Collection Battilossi – Draga
Colours Carbon
Custom Custom sizes available
Construction Handspun Ghazni Wool

Interview Series – Walter G for Cadrys

April 30, 2018 by CADRYS

Welcome to part 2 of our Interview Series, this week we interview the very talented team at Walter G, we take you through their friendship and love affair for block printing, not to mention the pending launch of their rug collection exclusively with Cadrys. We hope you enjoy…


Best friends to business partners, tell us about how Walter G came about?

We met in Year 7 in Sydney’s North. During and after university – we travelled extensively, particularly to places known for their textiles such as South America and Vietnam. Lauren travelled to India to do an internship as part of her degree, and Gen went to visit several times. We completely fell in love with it and the idea that they could start a textile company was born. We then moved to India for 6 months and immersed ourselves, learning everything that we could about indigo and block printing techniques living in tiny and remote villages. Upon returning to Australia, sadly both of our grandfathers Walter and George passed at a similar time. Walter G is named in their honour and the business was officially launched at Life Instyle in Sydney in 2012



Who/What has been your biggest inspiration in this field?

Being in this particular field means that we are constantly surrounded by extremely creative and inspiring people. However, if we had to pick one person who has been a constant inspiration to both of us throughout the Walter G textile journey, it would be Sally Campbell. Her textile prowess aside, Sally has the most unique way of transporting you to an ancient city or space, opening our eyes to the amazing back story of everyday objects, food, textiles and places.



What has been your career highlight?

The first sale from our debut range will forever be one of the great highlights of our careers. We had spent 6 months living off $5 a day and poured every last cent, tear and hope into that range – and peoples’ response was completely overwhelming. It was probably at that point that our dream of turning our passion into a business really crystallised. Now 6 years on, we are coming up to another great highlight – the recently collaboration with Cadrys. At the risk of sounding clichéd – we have long dreamed of doing a rug collection but knew that it was beyond our technical scope. So, to be teaming up with Australia’s premier rug producers to create a range that fuses both our skill sets and celebrates our shared love of ancient textile crafts, is truly a career highlight.



What colours/tones hues resonate with you right now?

Whilst the blood in our veins will forever run indigo, we are currently crushing on a rich guava pink (stay tuned!)

 If you weren’t in the field of textiles, where would you see yourself?

It may sound trite, but we really couldn’t imagine a career without textiles.




The rug collection is a first translation of your designs into another format, what was the most exciting part about the transformation for you?

Bringing our designs to life in a three dimensional and textural form has been the largest thrill to date. The process of looking at a flat block printed design and considering what combination of fibre and weave would add dimension and depth has been both challenging and fascinating.


To view Walter G’s latest collection of rugs, visit your local Cadrys showroom today or see the full range at Denfair Melbourne stand 504.   Next week we reveal a rare interview with our very own Jan Kath.

Interview Series – Tammy Kanat for Cadrys

April 24, 2018 by CADRYS

Tammy Kanat

Over the coming weeks we will be showcasing our very own interview series, giving you an opportunity to learn more about our key Designers and Collaborators here at Cadrys.  We’ll give you insights into what inspires them, how their journeys began and what you can expect to see from each of them over the coming months.


We hope you enjoy this series and today we launch this series with our much loved Melbourne weaver Tammy Kanat, who will be launching her second rug collection over the coming months.


Tammy, when did your love affair with weaving and textiles begin, and how?

In 2011 after struggling to find the perfect art piece for my new home renovation I took myself to a Melbourne institution Wondoflex Yarn Craft Centre to create my own piece.  When I returned to Wondoflex to show what I had completed the staff told me I had created “something special.” With this encouragement I enrolled myself in to a series of classes at the Australian Tapestry Workshop to begin my weaving journey. This is where the love affair with weaving began.


Who/What has been your biggest inspiration in this field?

Sheila Hicks is my biggest inspiration I am inspired and enthralled by her creativity everyday. Her fearless approach to her work, it is exciting, bold and meaningful.


What has been your career highlight?

Exhibiting in 2017 Milan Design Week and Miley Cyrus purchasing one of my works.


What colours/tones hues resonate with you right now?

I just completed a piece today with blues, pinks, purples and greys. However tomorrow I will be embarking on a piece filled with bright yellows, oranges, greens and hot pink and the piece after that will be natural and earthy tones! Each piece I create is so different and has its own story and the colours I work with always vary.  I love this because I can never get bored. 🙂



You have collaborated with Cadrys and now Anthropologie, what’s next for Tammy Kanat?

To continue developing my work as a fiber artist, to push boundaries and tell my story through my textile art.


What have you learnt from your first rug collection to now launching your second rug collection?

Translating my woven works into a rug collection has been a challenging and exciting journey. The learning curve has been very steep. After all the time and effort we have put into fine turning the designs, I believe we have developed a very strong and unique rug collection that I am very proud of.
I can see customers appreciate the organic and natural shapes we have created and the colour palettes we selected in the designs. Keeping the collection authentic and relevant to my tapestries.


Q: You mentioned that it has been a steep learning curve, how did you find the transition from textile weaving to rug weaving?

I met Bob Cadry at my exhibition a few years back, we immediately connected.  Bob’s incredible generosity for sharing his knowledge is what has made this journey so inspiring.   It is this experience that has led to a wonderful friendship that gave me the opportunity to make this collection happen.

The design process was fascinating in itself, developing designs on a computer was a whole new experience for me.  You literally get see your design work come alive via Galanchia design software, then onto renderings and visualizations.  The amazing Cadrys design team, gave me the opportunity to operate Galanchia solo, I feel its best I stick to weaving….


To view Tammy’s latest collection of rugs, visit your local Cadrys showroom today or visit www.cadrys.com.au.  Next week we release our newest design collaboration with the very talented team at Walter G.

Australasia’s International Contemporary Art Fair | Sydney Contemporary

August 14, 2017 by CADRYS

Sydney Contermporary

Sydney Contemporary
Australasia’s premier international art fair, returns 7-10 September

Opening Night Thursday 7 September

With the largest and most diverse gathering of local and international galleries. Taking place at Carriageworks, the Fair presents 90+ exhibitors alongside a dynamic program offering visitors the opportunity to discover and collect cutting-edge art from some of the world’s best artists.

Sydney Contemporary is offering friends of Cadrys 20% off tickets!

Simply click the image below to purchase your tickets from the Sydney Contemporary Art Show website to purchase your tickets.

Don’t forget to apply code CADRYS at Checkout.
We look forward to seeing you there.


[email protected]
+61 2 9331 9255


Cadrys August Sale 2017

August 14, 2017 by CADRYS

Our Sale Range runs across all floor stock in our Melbourne and Sydney Showrooms, including one of a kind vintage, antique and fine pure silk masterpieces from our gallery collection together with rich tribal rugs, exotic Moroccans and kilims.

Choose from a wide range of our beautiful hall runners, large room and oversized carpets to add charm, personality and comfort to your home this winter.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff at Cadrys look forwarding to helping you. Visit us today.


Sydney Classic and Contemporary Showrooms
Corner of New South Head and Glenmore Roads, Edgecliff | 02 9328 6144
Customer parking available, entry via Glenmore Road

Melbourne Showroom
442 High Street, Prahran VIC 3181 | 03 9326 6144



Monday to Saturdays: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Sundays: 10:00am – 4:00pm (Sale Period Only)

*Offer excludes custom orders and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

Introducing Cadrys Contract – Outdoor

August 9, 2017 by CADRYS

Cadrys Giardino Laguna

Add Colour to Your Next Outdoor Area with Giardino Architectural Turf

GIARDINO is a new architectural turf offered exclusively by CADRYS CONTRACT in 12 fun polychrome colourings.  The tufting of two piles in various heights and tints creates an attractive combination of colour and styling.

GIARDINO is an extremely durable, low-maintenance outdoor option with cleaning made easy by vacuuming, brushing or high pressure cleaning.


Balcony / winter garden / patio / roof-top gardens / playgrounds / adventure parks / pool & leisure area’s / urban landscapes / hotel & resorts / sports arena / atriums / communal zones / residential gardens / break-out area’s / exhibition stands & show-grounds

Contact Stephen on 0451 899 811 or email for assistance at [email protected]

Introducing Cadrys Contract

July 7, 2017 by CADRYS

Cadrys Contract – Launched at Denfair 2017

At this year’s Denfair exhibition, Cadrys was delighted to unveil the newest division to its business, Cadrys Contract.

While Cadrys has been involved with many great commercial projects over its 65 years, they have never had a division directly targeting the broad contract market.  However all this changed in April, when Cadrys welcomed to the business Stephen Major.  With almost 15 years’ experience in the commercial flooring industry, Stephen was enlisted to develop a collection of area rugs, wall-to-wall carpets and outdoor flooring textiles, purposely sourced for the contract market.

Now, after being prudently sourced from across the globe, we can showcase an outline of the new Cadrys Contracts product portfolio and examples of their potential applications:

AREA RUGS – a broad collection of area rugs from various fibres and manufacturing techniques, designed for commercial spaces, such as lobby foyers, hotel receptions, restaurants, retail, guest bedrooms and meeting rooms.

WALL-TO-WALL – various weaves, patterns and textures in both natural and synthetic fibres, great for all areas of hospitality, public spaces, commercial offices, retail and heritage projects.

OUTDOOR – area rugs that are perfect for external applications, such as hotel balconies, under poolside deckchairs, alfresco dining and terrace bars.  Plus colourful architectural turf for rooftop terraces and public landscapes.

As part of its hospitality and commercial package, Cadrys Contract are also working alongside some of the most celebrated local and international textiles designers of note.  This will allow our clientele to not only receive excellent high-quality soft floorcoverings from Cadrys Contract, but they will also have the added value of being able to have unique and outstanding designs that they can market as part of their refurbishment.

Design Collaborations: Jan Kath, Henzel Studio, David Hicks, Stark Carpets NY, Florence Broadhurst & Tammy Kanat

With its broad range of textile flooring solutions for the contract market, Cadrys Contract are the now the ideal consultant for your next commercial and hospitality project.

Contact Stephen on 0451 899 811 or email for assistance at [email protected]

Interview with Eva Galambos from Parlour X

June 14, 2017 by CADRYS

Eva Galambos Parlour XEva Galambos | Parlour X

This month we are delighted to share our new interview series from Cadrys.  We launch this series with an interview with Eva Galambos, the founder of internationally renowned luxury boutique Parlour X, home to the worlds most coveted and influential designer fashion brands.  

Eva is known for her impeccable and colourful style both in life and at home and we had the privilege of interviewing Eva during one of her many fashion shoots.  Eva chose Cadrys of Edgecliff to shoot her latest collections, providing the perfect backdrop of colour and texture to enhance the many elegant pieces available at Parlour X.

 We hope you enjoy this interview style post.

Parlour XValentino Rockstud Quilted Small Leather BagJan Kath Milano Little Raved Rug | Isabelle arant Darilay Mid-Ankle Boot – Persian Vintage Overdye Rug


Cadrys: What do you most love about your job?

Eva: I love the fact that the wider industry is forever changing; fashion in general is forever changing. In my business I wear a lot of different hats which allows me to fulfil many different potentials and aspects from the intricate to the at-large direction of the business. Every day is challenging, diverse and dramatic and I am so drawn to the theatre of it all.

Cadrys:  As we know the interior trends are often inspired by the fashion world, what colours are coming through this season?

Eva: Specific colours this season are really bright pops of greens, yellows and reds and strong oranges. I believe these strong hues are coming through because as a society, I feel we are coming to terms with the uncertainty of our times and as this is becoming a normal way of life, as a result we’re feeling bolder and more confident in our choices. I think there’s a massive resurgence in creativity – through colour and being daring, there’s a need to really express ourselves once again and it’s definitely filtering though in aspects and pillars of interiors and personal style.

Cadrys:  Your amazing house was featured in this month’s Belle, how would you describe your own interior style?

Eva: Thank you.. I would say it is similar to my personal style which is eclectic, and evolves quite frequently, depending on whatever is influencing me at the time or the mood of the day. I’m fortunate enough to have access to see so many changes in trends, it makes sense that my style and my taste evolve and change with the different influences. Stylistically I love ultra contemporary but I also really love traditional and classic. I love the concept of styling and putting things together as opposed to being dictated by one particular style… I think I’m always going to want to redecorate and refurbish and realign. It goes hand in hand with not only what I do but also my personality.

Cadrys:  What’s your favourite rug in your home and why?

Eva: I have two rugs in my home that I purchased from Cadrys. One was straight off the cuff, I saw it, I loved it and bought it! The fabulous team here allowed me to trial and test, providing us with a  professional service that gave us the option to make our decision with a bit of time; that level of servicing to me is everything. Its luxury, its what luxury should be, I think in Australia we’re not as familiar with luxury unless we travel, and I think a lot of the clients here as well as my own clients, travel frequently and they command a certain level of service. I love the fact one of the rugs that I bought here, took 9 months; I saw a really small piece and then we turned it into the appropriate size and it was then hand crafted to perfection.. The whole process was so special and unique. My second piece was a Florence Broadhurst – the history and references really suited the style that I was interested in, but I also recognise that maybe it’s something that I’ll move around my home. Currently it’s in my bedroom but, it will go in the kids room one day or who knows?! I love that ide of versatility and longevity.

Cadrys:  When you entertain, what are your absolute must haves, before guests arrive?

Eva:, Since moving into our home I don’t really entertain to the extent that I used to, because life is super busy, but on the occasions that we do; it is usually around summer time. I love going to our frangipani tree and collecting bundles of flowers and scattering them all around with my girls. Using small tea light candles encased in eclectic candle holders or vases from various holidays throughout the table adds a lot of warmth. Handpicked frangipani’s or a flower that is important to you, adding those touches feel more authentic.

Caroline:  Parlour X has recently moved into a remarkable Sydney landmark ‘The Church’ built in 1845 on Oxford street in Paddington, how is the new location and has it changed the business?

Eva: 100%! It is going so well, we feel like as we evolved and secured all the best brands in the world, we’re able to now display them in a luxury setting and environment that really aligns with the brands that they are. It allows us to have a real synergy and harmony with our environment, which were waiting to really get to that point.

We’ve had a lot of visitors from all the luxury houses abroad, so in a way, Parlour X is its own destination luxury boutique that we never had before. For our clients it’s more than just the product but it’s also about the space, the environment, the setting and the service and experience. Now that we have this opulent open space, the service feels really open too and it’s become an experience. Clients and visitors take their time and we are now equipped to offer them that luxury service that they really require.

Cadrys: You have known the Cadrys family and business for a long time, these collaborations work well for us both, why do you think?

Eva: I just think that we have simpatico and an honesty between us, because we can communicate clearly about what our needs are and what our expectations are and I think in life, it doesn’t matter what you’re doing, whether it’s a business relationship or personal, if you have really clear boundaries and clear expectations, it’s always going to be a win-win. You’re always going to be happy and it just feels pure and natural and so it’s a really cherished and valued situation. It is also a great pleasure to know that we’re working together; it makes sense and feels right.

Cadrys: What are the must haves of the winter season ahead? Bags, shoes, sunnies, brands

Eva: Balenciaga is the most sought after brand in the world right now! The designer (Demna Gvsalia) also has his own brand, Vetements. He has won all the recent awards and all the street style stars and influencers are all completely head to toe wearing Balenciaga. Demna is ground-breaking in that his taken conceptual styles and conceptual brands from the past and he’s really reinvented them in a modern way that has resonated with everybody. It has more of an intellectual approach, and I think people are wanting and yearning for that as well, because as we’ve just talked about, we’ve had a really bland period and now he’s really pushing that envelope. There is also J.W Anderson – there is not one person who doesn’t have a J.W Anderson or LOEWE Bag. It’s a little bit slower in Australia to catch on but it’s fast becoming cult. Both brands are must-have items at Parlour X and hard to come by!

Cadrys: And your winter essentials, what would be your top picks for people?

Eva: Whenever I think of winter I think about the colour palette – berry, navy, black, charcoal and khaki, so the perception of colour starts to change. Even merchandising Parlour X, everything starts being a bit darker, people have a dark mindset when they think of winter, the days are shorter. So for me it’s more about the colours less than silhouettes because I think we’re going through a stage in fashion of anything goes, it’s just how you put it all together.

Jan Kath – Little Flowers Sari SilkJan Kath – Little Flowers Sari Silk Rug

The Jacques Cadry Collection at Mossgreen Auctions

March 13, 2017 by CADRYS


Mossgreen is the region’s premier destination to buy, sell and enjoy objects of beauty, rarity and value. The Jacques Cadrys Collection includes rare pictorial, vintage and antique rugs, as well as antique garments, wall hangings, manuscripts, icons and more from the Cadry’s private collection.

“Very few things in life give me as much pleasure as seeing other people enjoying them” 

Jacques Cadry

The ‘Gallipolli Rug’ presented to Ismail Enver Pasha, a Turkish all-silk, ‘map’ rug, dated AH 1335 /1916 CE, 98 x 146 cm Estimate: $150,000-200,000


Melbourne Viewing (Highlights)
Friday 17 March 10am–5pm
Saturday 18 March 10am–5pm
926-930 High Street
Armadale VIC 3143

Sydney Viewing
Friday 31 March 10am–5pm
Saturday 1 April 10am–5pm
Sunday 2 April 10am–12noon
36-40 Queen Street
Woollahra NSW 2025

Sydney Auction
Sunday 2 April 2017
Time: 2pm
36-40 Queen Street
Woollahra NSW 2025


Susan Scollay | 03 9508 8888
[email protected]

Season’s Greetings from Cadrys

December 23, 2016 by CADRYS

As another exciting year draws to a close, the Cadry family and staff would like to thank all the people who continually engage, trust and support us in our world of exquisite rugs and textiles.


Inspiring collaborations and interactions with discerning clients, artists, leading designers, architects and artisan producers have enabled us to thrive in our passion.
We take great pride in our reliable service and expert advice while continuing to source and curate the most amazing rugs to enhance the environments in which we live, work and play.We aim for the very best in custom design, quality and production with our bespoke creations allowing designers to have options in materials that imbue texture, tone and originality. In this endeavour we are especially grateful to Goodweave who aid us in our quest to consider every possibility for fair trade.Looking forward 2017 will be an even more inspiring year as we have many exciting projects, launches and collaborations planned to share with you all.

From our home in Australia, to all our clients and colleagues both locally and around the world, may peace, prosperity, and happiness be yours throughout the holidays and new year.

Best wishes
Bob, Ari & Jared Cadry

Our showrooms will be closed for the holiday season from 12:30pm Saturday 24th December 2016 until Tuesday 10th January 2017.

Sally Ross & Cadrys Paintings and Antique Carpets

November 10, 2016 by CADRYS

18 November – 22 December 2016

Murray White Room
Sargood Lane,
Collins Street East
Sally Ross Invite

Sally Ross and Bob Cadry
Sally Ross and Bob Cadry at Murray White Room | Photograph by Steve Murphy

In Sally Ross’ dense, lush landscapes you will find forests, paths and points of no return. Obsessive marks swarm over the pictures, bushy leaves, rolling hills and ribbons of green pulse about the landscape, articulating a perfect blur between the abstract and the recognisable. A three-time Archibald Prize finalist, Ross’ coolly observed portraits will mingle amidst the landscape paintings – a burlesque dancer or a dreamy lady with a haystack coiffure, looking on, somewhat indifferent to your gaze.

The exhibition space of Murray White Room will also be enhanced by a magnificent procession of antique carpets curated and selected by Bob Cadry from the families antique collection.

Providing a complex harmony and counterbalance to the paintings, the carpets become an analogy of ‘humanity’s past’ present and n

ow…. of time and timelessness. The carpets instantly transform the space with intricate decorative energy and presence. Ross’ paintings co-exist with the decorative power of the carpets’ primitive designs and their inexhaustible mysterious and complex rhythms ‘without sentiment’.

Ross has collaborated with connoisseur, rug lover and expert Bob Cadry, whose family have amassed Australia’s largest collection of collectible and decorative antique rugs since 1952.

Ross’ paintings are the distillation of her incessant consumption of art and images, they desire to renew your acquaintance with the fertile potential of conventional painting genres and the picturesque, to re-activate the imaginative possibilities and unspoken pleasure(s) of painting. Ross’ paintings become a metaphor for the everyday collision of fantasy and the real in our lives and are painted somewhere “… between (real) doubt and potential ecstasy.”

Sally Ross’ paintings can be found in the National Gallery of Victoria, Heide Museum of Modern Art as well as numerous important public and private collections.

Bob Cadry and Murray White setting up the Sally Ross and Cadrys Exhibition at Murray White Room Photograph by Steve Murphy
Bob Cadry and Murray White setting up the Sally Ross and Cadrys Exhibition at Murray White Room
Photograph by Steve Murphy


Cadrys Will Be Exhibiting The Below Rugs and More

Tree Of Life Tabriz 41554 Antique Persian 385 x 295 cm $28,000

Tree Of Life Tabriz 41554
Antique Persian
385 x 295 cm

Vintage Kashan 38026 Iran 370 x 263 cm $12,500

Vintage Kashan 38026
370 x 263 cm

Vase Design Tabriz 41140 Antique Persian 406 x 336 cm $28,000

Vase Design Tabriz 41140
Antique Persian
406 x 336 cm


May 5, 2016 by CADRYS


Rare Gallipoli rugs on exhibition at State Library

May 26, 2015 by CADRYS

The Cadry family are proud to have loaned two rare and historically significant rugs from their private collection, with fascinating backstories about Turkey’s victories during the Gallipoli campaign. They are currently on show in the Mitchell Building foyer at the State Library.

One is a beautiful fringed silk map depicting the battlefields of Gallipoli. It was a gift to Enver Pasha, Minister of War, who was instrumental in Turkey forming the alliance with Germany at the beginning of the First World War. He was in command of Turkish forces during the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign that gave Turkey its first major victory. The rug was created in 1916 to commemorate the event.

The second rug, dated c.1930, shows Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881–1938), the founder and first president of the modern Turkish State, in the trenches at Gallipoli. It tells the story of a famous event where Ataturk ordered the Turkish soldiers, who were out of ammunition, to fix their bayonets and fall to the ground. This carpet commemorates Ataturk’s courage and resourcefulness which is believed to have been responsible for Turkey’s victory at Gallipoli.

The rugs are on display until 28th June.

Read more about the exhibition here.

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Cadrys and GoodWeave

May 20, 2015 by CADRYS

The creation of a hand knotted rug requires great skill and artistic craftsmanship.  Many of the pieces in Cadrys contemporary collection have been hand knotted by skilled artisans in Nepal.

The recent earthquakes have been devastating to the communities of Nepal. We at Cadrys know this first hand as many of our friends and business partners have been personally affected.

The Cadry family take great pride in working together with the best quality weaving houses and looms in Nepal, all of whom participate with the GoodWeave® Foundation.

Cadrys’ partnership with GoodWeave gives their customers peace of mind that no child labour is used in the making of their beautiful rugs, and that fair and ethical work environments are maintained.

In the wake of the recent earthquakes our partnership has become all the more important. Through GoodWeave’s Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund it is possible to reach the thousands of victims with critical services, such as rescue and rehabilitation, livelihood development and education.

GoodWeave is working to reach its community of beneficiaries with support to help recover and rebuild after the devastating impact of both these earthquakes.

(For more information or to donate, see www.goodweave.org)

Good Weave-Cadrys

© U. Roberto Romano, courtesy of GoodWeave USA

The Sydney Children’s Hospital

March 20, 2014 by CADRYS

For many years now, The Cadry Family have been donors to The Sydney Children’s Hospital. In 2012, Cadrys celebrated our 60 year anniversary and to mark this momentous occasion, we assisted the hospital in building a new wing.

As Professor Les White AM (NSW Chief Paediatrcian) states “For over 10 years now, The Cadry Family have been enthusiastic supporters of Sydney Children’s Hospital through annual events and other generous donations. The initiative was entirely theirs as it is on this important occasion”

We are extremely proud to see this new wing coming to light and wish the team at Sydney Children Hospital all the best for the future.


Macquarie Medical by Anouche Levy

December 24, 2013 by CADRYS

Rug Kabuki, Florence Broadhurst Collection
Construction 100% Wool, gun tufted in India
Designer Anouche Levy

Freycinet Resort By Chada

December 24, 2013 by CADRYS

Rug Custom Design by Mark Cadry and Chada
Construction Wool & Viscose Blend, gun tufted in India
Designer Chada
Website www.chada.com.au

Toorak Residence by David Hicks

December 24, 2013 by CADRYS

Rug Sun by David Hicks
Construction Tibetan Highland Wool & Chinese Silk, handwoven in Nepal
Designer David Hicks
Website http://www.davidhicks.com

The Heirs

December 20, 2013 by CADRYS

Woven in Time

The heirs and the heirlooms

Jacques Cadry’s all-consuming passion and infinite knowledge of the rug business has much more than inspired his sons and their children whose latest pursuits showcase tomorrow’s heirlooms that include the best the world has to offer, writes Christine Hogan.

Jacques Cadry was a man of many passions. Most knew of him as a highly respected rug dealer who loved to share his encyclopedic knowledge of the industry.

He would inspire his customer’s imaginations – recalling fascinating tales from the magical destinations in which he had sourced his latest rug collection. From the bustling business centres of Iran, Armenia or Turkey to the remotest villages where he sourced unique antique turkomans, kazaks and kilims which all adorned his showroom.

But there was more to Jacque Cadry than carpets. He was a zealous collector of objects – Antique Russian icons, rare historical portrait carpets, 19th-Century Russian silver teaspoons, antique perfume bottles, hand-written Korans and illustrated Persian manuscripts of the 16th and 17th Centuries, rare old books – even Ikat ceremonial gowns from Uzbekistan.

He was also an inveterate collector of people, constantly holding court in his iconic Sydney showroom in Edgecliff. Surrounded by a treasure trove of rare and exotic rugs there was a constant stream of artists, philosophers and judges along with the children of friends long passed for whom he acted as virtual godfather. Archbishops of obscure Eastern rite Christian churches, historians, museum curators, a Catholic priest who was a leading Islamic scholar, Francophones, Francophiles, and carpet connoisseurs from all over the world — even the flamboyant renowned fabric designer Florence Broadhurst was among his mix.

Jacques Cadry was also a visionary, something his younger son Bob cherished from an early age. “I would be on a buying trip with my father, and he would buy a particular carpet, something I knew would not sell quickly in the shop. When I asked him why he was buying it, he would simply say: “Because you will never be able to find something like this again”. It is this mindset that has created a great legacy collection of some of the rarest and sought after tribal village and city weaves from Persia, the Caucasus, and Turkmenistan in the world.

An eye for the unique, the irreplaceable and the beautiful – that is what informed Jacque’s aesthetic and continues to be the raison d’etre for the family dynasty. It was partly genetic – he was the fourth generation in his family to deal in carpets. The family business had started during the 1850s in Asiatic Russia and was continued by his father, Hajji Israel Cadry, a prosperous Tehrani carpets dealer by the time his son Jacques was born in 1910.

And it was partly by inclination and education: as he traveled from Tehran to school and journeyed through parts of the world that he saw where carpets had long been an easily tradeable commodity.  His expertise was ingrained into his sons Eddie and Bob and his passion and knowledge has also been embraced by the sixth generation of Cadrys  – his grandson Mark (Eddie’s son), has an amazing eye for colour and design and has totally transformed Florence Broadhurst’s designs into an unforgettable collection and tribute to the design genius of one of Australia’s most fascinating women.

With the sole rights to recreate designs from the Signature Prints Florence Broadhurst library, Cadry’s first two collections have been lauded at home and around the world. It’s ironic that 30 years after her death, Jacques old friend Florence Broadhurst  has been reborn with a rug collection created by his sons and grandson.

It is a respected and revered family business which has expanded since Jacques Cadry opened his first shop in Sydney in 1952. Since his death ten years ago, the business now offers a contemporary and custom gallery across the street in Glenmore Road which has an extraordinary offering.

The contemporary gallery space stocks award-winning rugs by leading European designers including Jan Kath. Their creations sit comfortably beside their many one-of-a-kind contemporary hand knotted rugs from Afghanistan, India and Nepal. The contemporary range offers a refined and lively balance to the more traditional carpets across the road, provide custom orders and share the same pedigrees that have made the Cadry’s collections so discerning.

Mark Cadry explains, “All our contemporary rugs are hand knotted in Nepal in the same authentic and traditional manner that has existed for centuries which will ensure lasting quality and value. For us it was of primary importance that each piece was made with high-quality materials and produced in an ethical and sustainable manner,” he says.

The Contemporary showroom is where you can order anything your heart desires whether it be the simplest rug with subtle nuances of colour to a  massive colourful masterpiece in silk and nettle.

Jacques Cadry would have loved the idea that even rugs past their prime could be reworked and reborn into something modern and useful… and become a piece of history for which another person could fall in love.

As Bob Cadry laments: Tufted rugs are tomorrow’s landfill, whereas hand woven wool and silk rugs (as long as they are treasured) are great investments to love and cherish. They will be heirlooms that tell a story about a place in time.”

Woollahra Residence by Alexandra Donohue

December 3, 2013 by CADRYS

Rug Vintage Nayoma, Textures Collection
Construction Tibetan Highland Wool & Bamboo Silk, handwoven in Nepal
Designer Alexandra Donohue of DECUS
Website http://www.decus.com.au

Recently styled by the talented Alexandra Donohoe of DECUS, the finely crafted interiors of this project are completed with 5 custom designed Cadrys rugs. Alexandra worked with the talented Deborah from our Contemporary showroom to identify the style and the ideal sizing of these rugs.

The combination of texture, derived from wool and silk, and the intricate detail of the raised and cut piles, creates exquisite rugs that amplify the luxuriousness of this home. The Jan Kath rugs with their timeless and subtle designs, lend a noble atmosphere to the classic style living rooms. While the Cadrys Brindle Rug and Striped Rug add simple boldness and bright colours to offset the muted interiors.

Photography by Justin Alexander.  http://www.justinalexander.com.au

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