Oriental Rugs (Dallas, TX)

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Thursday, November 10, 2016–Friday, November 11, 2016
Oriental Rug Cleaning Co., Inc
3907 Ross Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75204
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Ellen Amirkhan, ISA CAPP

15 ISA Professional Development Credits


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 20 years, she teaches rug schools in the U.S., the UK and Australia and is a co-author ofA 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. 


$500.00 before October 31, 2016

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