Thursday, August 28, 2008

Persian Sarouk Carpets, American Sarouk Antique Rugs Los Angeles

Two weeks ago, a couple brought an antique American Sarouk carpet with the size of 6 x 9 foot to our rug gallery. They had bought this beautiful Sarouk rug for around $250 from an estate auction!! The rug was worth around $5,000. They had taken it to another rug dealer who had said the rug was worth $10,000 and he wanted to charge them more than $2,000 to fix the fringes and repair the selvages.

Apparently the rug was sent to a rug cleaning facility in the past and they had attached a prefabricated fringe to the rug and had glued it to the rug. Doing this of rug repair was very unprofessional. The couple gave us the job. We unraveled roughly one inch from each end and the secured the fringes which were part of the foundation of the carpet. To have a balanced design, we also unraveled one each from each side and made brand new wool selvages. Now the rug look perfect and ready to be used and enjoyed for many more decades if it is properly taken care of.


Dave said...

Fantastic finishing on this rug! You guys did an excellent job. It is very clear how clean the repair is. This is proper finishing. VERY nice

Rug Ideas Dr. Kay Sobhe (Los Angeles) said...

I believe when you put a little spice of love and passion into your work, the outcome is different and customers would like and appreciate it.

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving comments.

Khosrow Sobhe

Anonymous said...

We are the couple who own the rug the Dr. Sobhe restored. It looks fantastic in our living room and we are very, very pleased with how the rug turned out. Although we knew it was a nice rug, until it was professionally repaired and cleaned, we did not know how beautiful it truly is. Thank you, Dr. Sobhe.