Monday, May 5, 2008

Moth Damaged Persian Hand Knotted Kerman Rug and A Moth Damaged Qum Rug





















We received a call from a customer in Beverly Hills for a rug cleaning. When we went to this customer's place, we saw an unbelievable scene. A very fine old 9 x 12 hand knotted Persian Kerman carpet severely damaged by moth who were still inside the rolled rug in thousands. Pounds of moth eggs, thousand of worms and flies were there having a party at the expense of the owner of the rug. It was unbelievable!!

She also had a 6 x 9 Persian Qum, rug this one with slight moth damage but with some damage on one end. We took both rugs for cleaning. The moths were flying inside the car and I could see them in my inside mirror. The owner said this Kerman rug was bought for $9,000 almost 20 years ago. We cleaned both rugs and repaired the Qum rug. I have not given estimate for the repair of the Kerman rug to the owner of this rug. It will cost him at least $6,000 and it will take 10 weeks to repair it.


Khosrow Sobhe
www.RugIdea.com
310-770-9085

3 comments:

David said...

Big fan of your blog and excellent photographs Dr. Sobhe!

What a Kerman! I think my eyes would have popped out of their sockets if I had seen all the larvae in person! Repair certainly would be warranted for a rug such as this; a beautiful example.

While sad to see it in this state, it certainly does go to show how important it is to have a rug cleaned before storing!

David said...

Big fan of your blog and excellent photographs Dr. Sobhe!

What a Kerman! But I think my eyes would have popped out of their sockets if I had seen all the larvae in person! Repair certainly would be warranted for a rug such as this; a beautiful example.

While sad to see it in this state, it certainly does go to show how important it is to have a rug cleaned before storing!

Khosrow Sobhe said...

This is a sample of negligence and saving a little money by not cleaning the rug on time. Thank you David for your comment.

Khosrow Sobhe