Friday, February 3, 2012

Rugs and Fringes: Short or Long?

Rugs have fringes. Should fringes be short or long? How short? How long? This is a matter of taste. We receive rugs for cleaning and repair. Some of the owners of these rugs ask us to trim the fringes at the ends and mention long fringes look ugly and messed up on the floor. Besides, they get stuck in the vacuum cleaners. On the other hand, other customers like long fringes and when we should repair their rugs ask us not to trim the fringes. They mention that long fringes add to the beauty of rugs and rugs without fringes look like area rugs, machine made rug. There are occasional customers who take the matter to the extreme and ask us to cut the fringes completely.

What is my preference on the length of fringes?  I like them not very short, not very long. I believe on inch of fringes, 2.5 centimeters is fine and looks good on the rugs on the floor. It is manageable and adds to the beauty of rugs. What do you think?

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

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