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Rug Weaving: How Long Does It Take To Weave A Rug?

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 @ 11:26 AM

Before you begin weaving your own Oriental rug, consider this. Rug weaving is an art. A skilled weaver in India can tie about 6,000 knots per day. Thus the time for one person to knot a 9′ x 12′ rug in several common qualities works out like this:

(Note that usually more than one person works at a time on rugs from about 4′ x 6′ and larger. To get the actual weaving time for a carpet, you’d need to divide the “Time required” shown here by the number of weavers working simultaneously on the rug).

 Quality

Knots/sq.in.

Knots/sq.ft.

Days/sq.ft.

Knots in a
9′ x 12′
Carpet

Time required to knot a
9′ x 12′ Carpet

“6/40”

60

8,640

1.4

933,120

151 days
(5 months)

“7/52”

91

13,104

2.2

1,415,232

237 days
(7.9 months)

“9/60”

135

19,440

3.2

 

2,099,520

346 days
(11.5 months)

“12/60”

180

25,920

4.3

2,799,360

464 days
(15.5 months)

rug weaving

Remember that these estimates do not include the time needed to prepare the wool (for wool clipping, carding, spinning, and dyeing), to map the design (about 8 days for a 12/60 quality rug), or to wash and clip the finished carpet (more than 15 days for a 12/60 quality 9′ x 12′ carpet).

Rug Renovating know you cherish your household treasures. To keep those treasures spotless we offer a wide variety of cleaning and restoration services that will help promote good indoor air quality and extend the lifespan of your home furnishings.

Source: https://jacobsenrugs.com/blog/how-long-does-it-take-to-weave-a-rug

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Hand Cleaning of Large 50 Year Old Handmade Persian Rug

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Fri, Dec 08, 2017 @ 09:44 AM

We were asked by a longtime famous Rug Dealer in New York City to restore and hopefully bring back to life a 50 year old hand made Persian (Iranian) super fine wool and silk Tabriz Rug, valued in excess of $100,000.00.

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Apparently the rug belonged to a customer of his and it was involved in a flood, where dirty water affected about 50% - 60% of the rug, causing it to be discolored and stained with the dirt, debris and other particles in the water.

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The water damage also caused many of the colors in the rug to run and bleed into the other colors as well as the beige background.

Because of the extremely high value of the rug the client wanted the restoration work done in segments. First was the cleaning. The rug was thoroughly washed to remove the dirt, discoloration and smell. The trick is to perform this service while not causing more of the fugitive dyes to bleed further. We successfully did this.

We sent the rug back to the importer for his inspection and told him we could remove much of the color run by implementing our hand restoration technics and the application of proprietary chemicals.

The importer spoke with his client and agreed to have us complete the restoration. So off to work we went and through a combination of hand technics, various applications of chemicals and two more completed wet cleanings we brought the rug back to about 85% - 90% of its pre-loss condition. The rug was dried as carefully as it was washed so as to not have any more color run. 

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The importer was happy and the client now had their valued rug back in very good condition and ready to be used for another 50 years.

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Our company believes in the value of hands-on, personalized approach when providing services to our clients. This is our secret to gaining the trust of our clients when it comes to their carpet and rug needs. We have over 500,000 customers who trust us for their fine carpet and rug care.

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