Because labor and production costs have risen rapidly in Iran and the amount of weaving has declined, rugs from that country may be more costly than those of comparable quality from other rug producing areas. The political situation has also contributed to making Iranian rugs more difficult to obtain.
In October, 1987, the United States imposed trade sanctions against Iran, making import of Persian rugs into this country illegal. In March of 2000 the embargo was lifted, only to be reimposed by Obama in Sept 2010. This makes the Persian rugs in circulation here in the States more valuable as we cannot import any into the country. Despite the many problems besetting the country, Persian rugs continue to be much sought after and prized.
Come down to our showroom at Rug Ideas and we can show you our large selection of great rugs from Iran. From smaller 3 x 5 prayer rugs to large Palacial rugs, we have what you need when it comes to fine Persian rugs.
sourced from 'The Mystique of Oriental Rugs' by O.R.R.A
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.