Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Rug Repair Carpet Repair When I Don't Feel Like Working!

This past Saturday I was at work at my rug store from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. I did not feel like sitting behind my desk and doing regular office work. So I repaired some parts of the selvage of an old and antique Persian hand knotted Sarab carpet runner. This type of Sarab carpets are rare and have double corded flat selvages. They come in beautiful harvest gold color. They have symmetrical knots with wool foundation. This particular runner was made in early 20th century. Sarab is a very small town 61 miles 100 kilometers south west of Ardabil in north west Iran close to the border of Russia. Sarab is also 66 miles 112 kilometers south east of Tabriz.

My repairmen always complain about this kind of selvages and mention it is difficult to repair and re-weave the selvages when they are double corded. My repair was not difficult and was rather fun.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
Tel. 310-770-9085
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