Friday, August 8, 2008

Repairing a Severely Moth Damaged Rug From Hollywood, Los Angeles

We received a severely moth damaged hand knotted Pakistani rug for repair. This rug was not vacuumed and was not cleaned for many years. It was left in a dark room upstairs in this customer's house in Hollywood in Los Angeles. The moths had damaged the pile and the foundation on the damaged areas was falling apart. We cleaned the rug first with water and soap and let it dry under sun for a couple of days. Then we made the foundation by making the warps and weft on which we could tie the knots and weave the pile. It took us roughly two weeks to finish the job. The customer was so happy with the result that he gave us a $50 tip when we delivered his carpet. I was so happy to see my customer who was satisfied with our job.

Khosrow Sobhe

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