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Oriental Rugs Course

Feb 05

Course Details

Date Wednesday, February 5, 2020 to Thursday, February 6, 2020
Time 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location Oriental Rug Cleaning Co., Inc
3907 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204
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$500.00 before January 31, 2020
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Whether they are hand-made or machine-made, appraising rugs is one of the most daunting appraisal specialties.  Winston Churchill’s description of the former Soviet Union, “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma,” also describes the world of oriental and area rugs.  This course focuses on terminology, components of identification, rug photography, commonly encountered rugs, factors affecting value, comps, and serves as a springboard to self-study.

The class will be held in “The Casbah”, a classroom in a 100+ year old oriental rug cleaning plant in Dallas, Texas.  The instructor, Ellen Amirkhan, ISA CAPP, is the president of Oriental Rug Cleaning Co. in Dallas, Texas, a business started by her grandfather in 1911 that specializes in cleaning, repairing, appraising and selling oriental rugs.  An industry instructor for 30 years, she teaches rug schools in the U.S., the UK and Australia and is a co-author of A Comprehensive Guide to Oriental and Specialty Rug Cleaning. 

This course is 2 days, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Breakfast and lunch are included both days. 15 ISA professional development credits.

Please note that this course takes place on the 2nd floor and the building is not handicap accessible. 


Ellen Amirkhan

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