RMR Major Move on the Horizon

Posted by Robert Mann, November 23, 2016

We are moving. Sometime in early 2017 we plan to move to a new building near 56th Ave. and Pecos Street just Northwest of downtown Denver. It will be our third move since we first opened a wash plant in Denver in 1982.

Chilkat Dance Blankets

Posted by Robert Mann, November 10, 2016

‘Chilkat Dance Blankets’ – as they are commonly known – are a product of an old weaving tradition practiced by native peoples of the Pacific coastal areas of Alaska and British Columbia. Their structure is a surprisingly complex mix of twining, plaiting, and weft wrapping used skillfully to create complex curvilinear designs.

Kitchen Rug Customization

Posted by Robert Mann, November 3, 2016

Clients often ask us to cut or re-size rugs to suit their decorating needs. Usually it’s making a rug smaller or creating a custom size runner. Sometimes it’s more complicated.

Sarab Long Rug

rekotting the border
Posted by Robert Mann, October 27, 2016

A client brought in a Sarab long rug – formerly in Walter Cecil’s personal collection, a guy with impeccable taste in old rugs – and asked us to change some faded re-knots in the camel border.

Antique Textile Conservation

Posted by Robert Mann, October 20, 2016

Our restoration staff in Denver is very talented, but there are jobs where the highly refined skills of ATC, our sister company in Turkey, make shipping rugs overseas an excellent option for our clients.

Area Rugs

Valuation and Appraisal
Posted by Robert Mann, October 13, 2016

We are often approached for advice on appraising Oriental andarea rugs. In our next installment on this topic we will address “identification and appraisal”. Read on to learn more about “valuation and appraisal” in which we address commonly asked questions.