Dye Workshop

March 18 -19, 2024
Posted by John Bonath, March 26, 2024

taught and hosted by Robert Mann Rugs sponsored by Master Rug Cleaner, The Gold Standard in Training & Certification for Rug Cleaning Professionals Recently Robert Mann hosted and taught a comprehensive hands-on training workshop in the processes of dyeing wool yarns for restoration, using natural dyes and synthetic dye systems to match restoration yarn colors. […]

2023 Annual Rug Sale

Posted by John Bonath, December 9, 2023

Thank you to everyone who came out to make our annual rug sale for the year a great success.  As usual it was a good time had by all with some great food and great deals on rugs. Here are some pictures to share with everyone from this year’s sale taken by our photographer, John […]

The Nura Tapestry

Posted by John Bonath, March 8, 2023

Intro by Robert Mann One day about twenty-five years ago, a local carpet dealer named Lew Bobrick walked into my shop with a small French tapestry.  It was terribly soiled and loosely tacked to a wooden frame with rusting nails.  He said, “this was designed by an artist from Kansas City named NURA.  Her signature […]

An Interview with
Ahmet Opcin

a visit to Denver from Turkey
Posted by John Bonath, December 23, 2022

This is Ahmet’s sixth trip to the US over the last 20 years.  During his recent visit he met with customers and friends and spent time at Mann Rugs in conjunction with the ARCS 2022 Rug-A-Polooza conference. It was a good time to catch him for a blog interview.   Growing up in Istanbul, Turkey, […]

2022 Annual Rug Sale

a documented event
Posted by John Bonath, December 10, 2022

December 3rd, 2022 This year’s annual rug sale at Robert Mann Rugs was a great day for those attending to ruffle through many beautiful rugs, tapestries and odd fabric items from all times and places and sit down to a delicious home-cooked lunch.  No one ever knows what they will run across as they browse […]

ARCS 2022 Rug-A-Palooza Conference

Association of Rug Care Specialists
-hosted by Robert Mann Rugs, Denver, Colorado
Posted by John Bonath, November 21, 2022

November 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2022 Let the Conference Begin! On the first day of the conference four speakers presented stories from their lives in the rug industry. Dr. Ted Mast Ted’s passion for rugs began as something of an unexpected epiphany.  He finished his B.A. in Art and Art History at Metropolitan State College […]