Former Oregon governor Victor Atiyeh presented the Oregon Historical Society with a 19th Century Haji Jalili Tabriz Oriental rug during a recent opening celebration of a yearlong exhibit commemorating the Atiyeh family’s 100 years in the rug business. The Tabriz, valued at $120,000, will be on display through April 1, 2001 at the Historical Society in Portland.

Atiyeh Bros. Inc. was founded by Syrian immigrants Aziz and George Atiyeh in 1900. The company operates two rug and carpet retail stores in the Portland area. Atiyeh International Ltd., a worldwide wholesale company based in Yamhill County, OR, continues the Atiyeh tradition of rug importing.