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Shabahang & Sons http://usarugmart.com Thu, 21 Apr 2016 03:01:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.1 Rug Cleaning Process At Shabahang and Sons http://usarugmart.com/2015/12/rug-cleaning-process-at-shabahang-and-sons/ Mon, 28 Dec 2015 19:04:30 +0000 http://usarugmart.com/?p=3304 We are proud to own the best rug cleaning department in the Milwaukee area. Our experts are professionally trained and they have decades of rug cleaning experience. Our experts can clean any type of rug from antique Persian rugs to modern rugs. The processing time for cleaning an Oriental Rug is between 7-10 days. We

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We are proud to own the best rug cleaning department in the Milwaukee area. Our experts are professionally trained and they have decades of rug cleaning experience. Our experts can clean any type of rug from antique Persian rugs to modern rugs. The processing time for cleaning an Oriental Rug is between 7-10 days. We also have a pickup and delivery service for an additional fee. For more information please call us to get an accurate estimate.
Hand-knotted wool and wool and silk rugs are meant to be used and walked on and they are durable enough to be cleaned with special care. Over time, dust becomes embedded in the fibers of the rug and fringes become soiled. As the value of Oriental rug continues to increase, it pays to protect your heirloom, Chinese, Persian, Indian, and splendid contemporary classics with professional care. We recommend to have your rugs professionally cleaned every 3-5 years.
Here is the 5 step process we fellow to clean your rug.
Our process for cleaning rugs starts with us inspecting your rug and noting any stains that may need special care.
We send the rugs to our experts who start off the process by dusting the rug with our powerful vacuum to take out any type of fiber and therefore loosening the pile of the rug.
We use a formulated solution and hand brush the rug to clean the fibers to perfection.
We rinse the rugs with fresh water and let the rug dry in our climate control room.
Finally we clean the fringe to restore it to its original color and luster.
Having your rug professionally cleaned will not only make your rugs look brand new but it will also enhance the value of your rug.

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History of Kashan Rugs http://usarugmart.com/2015/12/history-of-kashan-rugs/ Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:42:37 +0000 http://usarugmart.com/?p=3301 Kashan is an ancient town 160 miles from Tehran with a long history of weaving. The famous ‘Ardebil’ carpet, now in the Victoria & Albert Museum was made here. Carpet production actually stopped in the eighteenth century. It was started again in the late nineteenth century by merchants who had the idea of using imported

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Kashan is an ancient town 160 miles from Tehran with a long history of weaving. The famous ‘Ardebil’ carpet, now in the Victoria & Albert Museum was made here. Carpet production actually stopped in the eighteenth century. It was started again in the late nineteenth century by merchants who had the idea of using imported Merino wool for weaving. The practice spread rapidly throughout Persia, though Kashan itself now uses locally produced wool as well. Rugs woven from Merino wool are called Kurk Kashans, and attract higher prices.

Kashan weavers favor classical elongated medallion designs with corner decorations, prayer arches with hanging lamps over monochrome fields and rugs covered with vase motifs, or birds and flowers. Borders are always beautifully patterned and, if inscribed, usually increase the value of a rug. Dyes are of a high quality, and warm reds and indigo predominate.

Kashan is also famous for its silk brocades, and so it is not surprising to learn that fine silk rugs are woven here too. Whether silk or wool, all Kashans are delicately patterned with a lustrous silky pile.

Wool Kashans have cotton warp and weft threads, though silk pile rugs are often woven onto silk. Rugs are woven with the Persian knot.

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History of Esfahan Rugs http://usarugmart.com/2015/05/history-of-esfahan-rugs/ Thu, 14 May 2015 23:37:30 +0000 http://usarugmart.com/?p=3070 Weaving in Esfahan flourished in the Safavid era.  But when the Afghans invaded Iran, ending the Safavid dynasty, the craft also became stagnant. Not until 1920’s, between two world wars, was weaving again taken seriously by the people of Esfahan.  They started to weave Safavid designs and once again became one of the most important nexus of

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Weaving in Esfahan flourished in the Safavid era.  But when the Afghans invaded Iran, ending the Safavid dynasty, the craft also became stagnant.

Not until 1920’s, between two world wars, was weaving again taken seriously by the people of Esfahan.  They started to weave Safavid designs and once again became one of the most important nexus of the Iranian rug weaving industry.  Esfahan rugs today are among the most wanted in world markets, having many customers in western countries.

Esfahani rugs and carpets usually have ivory backgrounds with blue, rose, and indigo motifs.  Esfahan rugs and carpets often have very symmetrical and balanced designs.  They usually have a single medallion that is surrounded with vines and palmettos.  These rugs and carpets usually have excellent quality.

The city of Esfahan is now a world heritage site and produces what are arguably the most consistently fine wool pile rugs made anywhere in the world today. Their quality may be matched by individual items from the other major Persian workshop groups, but Esfahan produces far fewer poor quality rugs.

Esfahan rugs are knotted on either silk or cotton foundations, with up to 1000 Persian knots per in, using exceptionally good quality (Often Kurk) wool for the pile, which is normally clipped quite low.  In contemporary items the palette is normally more pastel, and technical perfection is generally of greater importance than artistic flair.  Contemporary Esfahan’s are however extremely attractive, and the subduing of the palette, particularly the elimination of strong reds, makes them more compatible with Western decorative schemes.

A range of traditional designs are still used including allover Shah Abbas, Vase, Tree of Life and Pictorial schemes but by far the most popular composition is based on a circular central medallion (Derived from the famous mosque of Shah Lutf Allah in Esfahan) set against an elegantly sculpted field decorated with intricately purling vine palmette and flor motifs.

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History of Bakhtiari Rugs http://usarugmart.com/2015/05/history-of-bakhtiari-rugs/ Thu, 14 May 2015 23:36:04 +0000 http://usarugmart.com/?p=3067 Bakhtiari carpets are woven in numerous villages in a large area south west of Ishahan called the Chahar Mahal. They are woven by Armenian, Kurdish, and Turkish villages as well as Bakhtari tribes. Isfahan serves as the major market center for carpets to this area. The most common designs woven in Bakhtiari rugs are the

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Bakhtiari carpets are woven in numerous villages in a large area south west of Ishahan called the Chahar Mahal. They are woven by Armenian, Kurdish, and Turkish villages as well as Bakhtari tribes. Isfahan serves as the major market center for carpets to this area.

The most common designs woven in Bakhtiari rugs are the medallion, panel, and lozenge designs. The field of the panel design is divided into rectangular compartments. Each of which contains one of a variety of motifs: flowers, trees, boteh, or palmettos. This design was adopted from the matrix formed by the irrigation channels in Persian gardens. The lozenge design is similar to the panel in that the field is segmented by repeating lozenges. Each lozenge contains a small motif similar to those used in the paned design. This design is commonly found in older and antique Bakhtiari carpets. The medallion superimposed on a field filled with stylized floral patterns.

Another type of Medallion design is that of a large stylize floral bouquet, referred to as a Gul-I-Franc, which is contained within a medallion. The colors of Bakhtiari rugs can vary from somber with a predominant use of browns and rust-red tones to very bright with pink, white, and orange. The colors found in old Bakhtiari rugs are mellow with rich deep shades of red, blue, white, green, and gold. Bakhtiari rugs can vary greatly in quality. The ones with the supreme quality are woven in the village of Chalshator. These rugs are finely woven with cotton warps and a single wool weft.

Rugs from Shahr-e-Kord are slightly less finely woven, with cotton warps and two shoots of wool weft. They have a stiffer handle and are not as supple as the Bakhtiari rugs from Chalshator. Saman rugs are not as finely woven as those from Shahr-e-Kord. They have a thicker pile and are stiffer to the touch. In general the heavy wool used in Bakhtiari rugs is very durable and ideal for heavy traffic. Modern Bakhtiari rugs are woven in all sizes: Room size, small rugs and runners.

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