Oriental Rugs Course

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Friday, November 9, 2012 to Saturday, November 10, 2012
Oriental Rug Cleaning Co., Inc.
3907 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX 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.

The Course is 2 days, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Breakfast and lunch are included both days.


$450.00 before September 29, 2012
$550.00 between September 29, 2012 and October 27, 2012

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