Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Indian Moth Damaged Rugs For Sale in Los Angeles

Few days ago, a couple came into our rug gallery and said they wanted to sell few Indian rugs which were in storage for 15 years. I told them that the rugs would be most likely damaged by moth, but they did not agree and mentioned that the rugs were in tight bales and bundles. They returned in a few days with a big tow truck with 6 big Indian rugs. One of the bales was opened and I looked at the rug and showed them the moths, eggs and the larvae.

I could not buy the rugs, nor could I let the rugs in our store even for cleaning or possible repair. How could anybody leave rugs in storage for 15 years without opening them, cleaning them and taking care of them??

Khosrow Sobhe


Dave said...


When a dealer says rugs need periodic attention if they're in storage, they're not kidding.

It's not about getting more business: Common precautions to protect your investment.

It's a lot easier to spend a couple dollars ever few years to safeguard your carpet if it's in storage. Especially when you weigh this nominal investment vs. the exponentially higher cost of repair which could result from neglect...

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

Some customers think wrapping a rug in a bale or package can save it from different damages. Rug needs constant care.

Thank you David for your comment.

Khosrow Sobhe