Saturday, November 5, 2011

Heriz Rug Cleaning: Crime Against Art!

Yesterday, we picked up a 9' x 12' hand knotted antique Persian Heriz carpet for cleaning from a very good and repeat customer (a client who gives us business repeatedly or frequently). This beautiful Heriz rug has been in their family for almost 40 years. One RED flag. The selvages and bindings on the sides which act like walls to keep the roof intact, were done by machine and not by hand! I asked our client about who had done this poor repair job and he replied it was like this when we got this carpet some forty years ago. That is a shame. This is what happens if a want-to-be a repairmen does the repair on Oriental or Persian carpets because he looks at rugs as floor coverings and wall to wall carpeting. He does not know the origins, the construction, the age, and of course today's market value of the carpets he receives for cleaning and repair. That is what I call Crime Against Art!

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

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