Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Customer Shiraz Rug/Repair

This Shiraz rug came in from a customer and needed a little of our TLC. But first, a little about Shiraz Rugs:
A Shiraz rug is a type of Persian rug made in the villages around the city of Shiraz, in the Iranian province of Fars. The designs tend to come from settled tribal weavers so they mimic Qashqai, Khamseh, Afshar, Abadeh and Luri designs. Since the weavers are using fixed looms the rugs tend to be larger and often coarser than their tribal counterparts. Shiraz rugs are not often very finely knotted, with both Qashqai and Abadeh both having a finer knot. Shiraz utilizes the Persian (asymmetrical) knot. Shiraz is a city in the south west region of Iran, sited practically upon the old Persian Persepolis. Shiraz rugs are not usually made in a large factory, with the majority of them being woven by home weavers and taken into the main bazaar to be sold, most often, to traders who will group a sizeable range of these rugs and sell them to smaller traders or export them.
Notice how in the picture above that the ends had slowly started to unravel. This is bad for the rug as it would have started unraveling into the design and would have lowered the rugs value(and look). It was in need of professional repair.
The picture above shows the Shiraz rug after repairs have been done to both ends. Notice the secure knotting that keep the end fringes together and also from unraveling any further into the design. After the repair was completed a thorough deep cleaning was done to clean, sanitize & deodorize the Shiraz rug and bring back the colors that dust and dirt had muted over the years. It is now secure and ready for many more years of use in the customers home; a great repair job and another happy face from one of our customers!
Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
Tel. 310-770-9085

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