The Textile Museum Officially Opened to the Public
At George Washington University, The Textile Museum officially opened to the public on Saturday, March 21. The Textile Museum was established in 1925 by collector and connoisseur George Hewitt Myers to expand public knowledge and appreciation—locally, nationally, and internationally—of the artistic merits and cultural importance of the world’s textiles through scholarship, exhibitions, and educational programs. […]
Do you store your rug away during the summer months?
Rugs should be properly wrapped in tear resistant, water resistant and breathable paper for storage. We use a museum approved wrap and never use plastic for long-term storage, as it does not allow the rug to breathe and may cause mildew.
Backing Separation and Latex Decay in Area Rugs
A tufted rug is composed of multiple layers or backing materials held together with latex glue. The face yarns are tufted into the topmost or primary backing and held in place with latex glue. One or two backings are applied with latex to give the rug dimensional stability. Over time, these backings can separate from […]
Certified Rug Specialist Class
Here are some images of day three of the Certified Rug Specialist class in Dallas from the Association of Rug Care Specialists. Ellen Amirkhan has been leading students through her huge inventory of teaching material with a big assist from Robert Mann. The course, naturally, is being hosted at the Casbah, at the Oriental Rug […]
Oriental Rug Cleaning Co. Hosts Master Rug Cleaner Event
We had a great group of students this past weekend for our Rug ID Bootcamp! Here is a great picture of Ellen, President of Oriental Rug Cleaning Co. showing her students the origin of rugs during the class. Thank you to all who attended and we look forward to our next class!
Moth Damage is Better to Prevent than Repair!
Moths and carpet beetles are a major concern when found in wool rugs. The damage is done when the moth is in the larvae stage. The larvae feed on protein (wool, silk, animal hair), lay eggs in the rug and the cycle continues. If you suspect a moth infestation on your area rug, don’t hesitate […]
Rug Size Matters When Arranging Your Room!
When arranging your living room or considering purchasing a rug for that space, remember that an area rug centers the room.
Repairs by Hand!
Over time, your beautiful rugs may require repairs or restoration. Our highly experienced staff are experts in all phases of rug repair and restoration, including repairing fringe, blocking to correct irregular shape and much more. Before we make any repairs, we advise customers on the level and cost of necessary repairs to ensure that the […]
What do you think of this Persian Senneh Saddle Cover?
Saddle covers can have holes or slits for the pommel and cantle. Their shapes may vary depending on the tribe or ethnic origins.
Rug Weave Combinations
Some rugs have combinations of pile and soumak weave. The soumak technique consists of wrapping yarns over the warps of the carpet. Since the soumak yarn is continuous rather than knotted and cut, it does not have “fuzz” that pile rugs have.