Friday, June 4, 2010
Crime Againt Art and Rugs
A customer brought in a very old and antique hand knotted Persian Hamadan runner and wanted us to cut it and shorten it. The length of this beautiful runner was 11' and he wanted us to make it 8' to fit his bedroom. I told him that this was a beautiful piece and we did not mind getting money from the customer to cut and fix it but we did not recommend doing it. He said he would not mind and wanted us to do the alteration. We did this heartbreaking crime and you can see the outcome. I told this gentleman that we would repair and secure the ends of the smaller piece for him and he said he did not care and did not want that piece. Anyway, we secured the ends and fringes of the smaller piece and gave it back to the customer with the bigger cut runner which turned out fine.
The customer was happy with the job. Technically, we were happy too, but we were professionally and emotionally disturbed!!
Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)