Yesterday was Saturday and a very busy day. We had an appointment with a customer at 10:00 am and delivered 8 rugs we had picked up last week for cleaning and repair. We delivered all the rugs except one Indian silk little runner which had the bleeding and color run problem. We had to wash it few times and it was not dry by the time we delivered other rugs. All the rugs needed padding which we provided and tailored. The customer was happy with the service.
In the afternoon, a couple came in and selected two Sarouk rugs and a very fine Mashad rug to take home to see which one they would like. They will keep two of these three Persian carpets. They also picked up an Indian silk rug they had with us for cleaning. They also gave us another Indian hand knotted wool rug for cleaning. When they left, the whole store was a mess. It took us a couple of hours of work to put back every thing in order. Here, I post a photo of one of the fine Sarouks which is in old and traditional Qazvin carpet design.
After this couple left, a customer which had called earlier came in and brought two Tabriz fine rugs, a pair. She had washed these rugs at home and all the colors ran and bleed. We assured her that this problem could be taken care of. She left the rug with us. It was a busy day!