March Newsletter 2015


The Weavings of Bijar

I have been a fan of Bijars for as long as I have been interested in rugs. Even before I knew what a Bijar was I knew that I liked them because my parents have several beautiful Bijars scattered throughout their house. When I started learning about rugs in a more professional way I continued to appreciate Bijars, but I had a limited idea of what Bijars were and what came from the area. A few years ago a dealer who specializes in Bijar moved near to our shop and it was an eye opening experience. When it came time to choose a topic for the CRS paper I wanted to find a topic that was a little bit off the beaten path. It seemed that several people had written about similar topics, and one of those was general rug ID. I decided I wanted to go into a little bit of detail about a weaving area that interested me and eventually I, with Ellen’s help, settled on Bijar. 


Enrique’s Fine Area Rug Cleaning

Frank Cabrera, the owner of Enrique’s, began his textile cleaning and care career in 1994 when he and a partner established Pro-Kleen Upholstery and Drapery Cleaning. After one year in business, they converted their business to a Servicemaster Franchise serving the Greater New Orleans Area. 

Russell's Cleaning Services

Satin wedding dress, silk drapes, leather items, beaded ball gowns and Oriental rugs, if it gets dirty, Russell's Cleaners and Russell's Cleaning Services has developed a three generation reputation for their cleaning excellence.

Founder, Russell Cuoco opened a small dry-cleaning business in his family's garage in 1930 as Russell's Cleaners. His standard of excellence has kept the business in high demand for 74 years.