Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Rug Repair/Rug Knowledge

Rug repair, when it's done right, is an art form in and of itself. While handmade rug making is absolutely also an art form which take creativity/time & patience, the making of handmade rugs usually sticks with one type of construction depending on what area/tribe the rug is from. For example, a Kashan rug has a certain type of construction which the Kashan weavers are familiar with and that have been passed down for generations. And while they may be fantastic at creating that kind of rug, it differs greatly from other rugs produced around the world.
Master rug repair involves knowing rug knowledge that spans MANY different types of rug construction as you never know which type of rug may come in at any time. A Tabriz might be brought in one day, a Kerman the next and maybe a Turkmen rug after that. All these different rugs are made with different techniques so knowing only how to repair one type just won't do. At Rug Ideas we have several Master Repair Technicians who have worked with all kinds of rugs/carpets for many years so they know the subtle or major differences of how to work on each individual piece. This type of expertise is what sets us apart from other repair facilities who may only know how to repair certain type of rugs. So no matter what kind of rug you have, you know it's in great hands when you bring it to Rug Ideas!

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

1 comment:

Anabel@Oriental Rugs said...

Great article about the history of area rugs since ancient times up until pose and tried to instill some higher knowledge into his disciples.Thanks for sharing this.