Wednesday, September 17, 2008
A Nice Old Gharadjeh Rug For Cleaning and Repair
We received a nice Ghardjeh (Gharajeh, Karaja, or Qarajeh) rug from a customer for cleaning and repair. Gharadjeh is a very small town in north west Iran close to the famous rug production center of Heriz. In Gharadjeh town, weavers only make small rugs by the popular size of 4 x 6 feet and mostly runners of up to 14 feet. The background color of most of the rugs is brownish red with small medallions compared with Heriz rugs which are mostly woven in big sizes with large medallions. Gharadjeh and Heriz rugs are made with symmetrical knots and in many cases have double-corded sides or selvages.
We did the repair on this damaged Gharadjeh rug and the customer who had driven all the way from San Diego, California around 120 miles south of Los Angeles was happy with our job.