World Cup soccer fever is widespread everywhere these days. Even our repair personnel love to watch the games when they repair rugs.
Here, you see a hand knotted Persian Kashmar rug being repaired while the repairman is watching a soccer game on his laptop's screen. What a combination of tradition and technology!
I would like to add a bit if literature on Vase Kashmar rugs. Persian Kashmar Carpets, the Kaase Koozeh design (Bowl & Vase) Rugs from the Iranian town of Kashmar in the Khorassan province in north east Iran are full of myths and symbolism. Not only are they of a high quality, but also eye-catching by their decorative character and designs. These so called “Vase Kashmar rugs” have vases as symbols of abundance which mar refer to spiritual abundance.
Zir Khaki which means "under ground" is another name for this type of vase design Kashmar carpets. It refers to a rug filled from the treasures from the days of the Persian empire’s glory. These rugs are thick and durable. Their foundation is cotton and the pile is lamb’s wool. They are usually made in big and room sizes such as 6’ x 9’, 9’ x 12’ and 10’ x 14’. There are some inscriptions and writings on the vases similar to Kufi designs almost with no meaning. In many of these rugs, you see a diamond shape medallion in the center of the rug.
Rug Blog is a wonderful way to communicate with those who care about rugs of any kind. In this blog, I, Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay) write about my everyday experience with Persian, Oriental and area rugs, and the people that I meet and talk with. I live and work in Los Angeles, where I have a rug gallery. I love my job. It is full of excitement. I hope you enjoy your visit and share your ideas and comments with me.
Rug is my PASSION. I grew up with it since it was my family business and my father's job. I have a bachelor's degree in Industrial Management, a Master's degree in Business Administration, MBA and a second Master's degree in Educational Planning and a Ph.D. in Educational Planning from the University of Southern California, USC in Los Angeles. I am a Board member to the Iranian Carpet Exporters' Association based in Tehran. I am a member of the Textile Group of Los Angeles, TGLA. I am a Board member to the Textile Museum Associate of Southern California, TMA/SC. I am also an Industry Partner to the American Society of Interior Designers, ASID Los Angeles Chapter with more than 1,700 members. I am also the Editor in Chief of the "Iranian Hand Woven Rug" quarterly. I have a rug gallery in Los Angels. I am also the president of the Iranian American Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles. I have an active rug blog: http://rugmaster.blogspot.com/. In this blog, I, Dr. Khosrow Sobhe write about my everyday experience with Persian, Oriental and area rugs, and the people that I meet and talk with. They may be customers, friends, designers, or just ordinary people. I meet them in my rug gallery on 1655 South La Cienega Blvd. in Los Angeles (Tel. 310-770-9085) or else where.