Saturday, April 16, 2011

Tapestry Cleaning Tapestry Repair and Restoration

We have been working on the restoration of a big 10' x 14' antique French tapestry. Probably 2/3 of the repair is done. I have assigned two of our master weavers to work on this  beautiful 18th century masterpiece. The construction is made of cotton, wool and silk. The foundation of this tapestry is very weak and it gets damaged whenever we wrap and un-wrap it. We will sew and attach a canvas backing to it for extra support. Repair and restoration of old and antique tapestries is one of our specialties.

I spent a couple of hours this Saturday afternoon inspecting the tapestry, taking pictures and videos. I am posting few pictures of the repair here. I will have to post the video later in another post after it is edited.

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


Anonymous said...

Sorry, but what kind of life is this you live as an "American-Iranian" in USA? You drive around like a pizza delivery guy, to a bunch of white Americans that has their noses high up in the air, to pick up their carpets. Then you work hard like an animal, trying taking away the piss and shit that their dogs have done in their carpets. I mean, life could have been better at your age. At this age, you still do this? Where do you find your motivation? Especially when the right winged fundamentalist Americans talk so bad, and tell so many lies about Iran. Im from Sweden, maybe thats why i dont like USA. We are very "anti-America" in Sweden, which im proud of. I love Persian carpets, but i would never go to a Persian carpet dealer here and ask him to wash my carpet. I show Iranians in Sweden respect, and only buy carpets of them instead.

Paulie said...

I guess they don't make them like they used to. I remember my grandma having this incredibly marbly and very nice looking Persian carpet. Always loved to roll around on that thing, it was so fluffy. I spilled something on it though, one day, but she wasn't upset. Now I feel bad for probably ruining her carpet but she never said anything about it.