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Rufus Reade set up shop in 1983 after a 12000 mile journey round Turkey exploring and purchasing kilims and rugs. The business has since diversified into furniture, textiles, home artefacts, and jewellery.

 

In February 2015 The Nomads Tent was transferred by Rufus Reade to Andrew Haughton.

 

We source most of our goods directly from Iran, Turkey, India and other countries with authentic nomadic, tribal and village crafts.

 

Each year we put on several exhibitions and non commercial events such as an annual symposium in the warehouse, as well as our ‘pop-up’ travelling exhibitions around the UK.

The Nomads Tent