Los Angeles Rug Tour and Workshop August 2010

We received this letter from John, one of our rug tour participants:

Dear Dr. Sobhe;

I wanted to thank you for the gracious invitation that you extended to both Ann and me, to attend your workshop; especially, since neither one of us is in the trade of maintenance, conservancy or appraisal of Persian and As

ian fine and antique rugs.

The speakers that you chose for your symposium could not have been any better for the layman or the professional. Most impressive was the talk on the “Five Centuries of Rug Weaving in Kerman , Iran ”; by, Dr. Taher Sabahi. His incredible knowledge of the history of the Kerman area, the weavers and construction techniques made me feel as though I was at the feet of a master, listening to the passing of knowledge, through the ancient art of oral tradition.

Equally impressive, from a business and marketing view; was, your son Ashkan’s, lively and entertaining presentations on the necessary and correct ways to market a business on the Internet. I’m sure that everyone in attendance walked away with a renewed sense of energy and ideas to help them stay atop their competition as the internet continues to change and reinvent the dynamics of every business.

My many thanks to your son Kash for opening the door to your world, it was his professionalism, patients and knowledge that allowed Ann and I to feel secure in knowing that our rugs and tapestries were in the most capable of caring hands. No business could have a finer ambassador to represent its products and services than Kash.

The knowledge and history that you, your guest speakers and working masters imparted to the group will always be of immeasurable value to both Ann and me as each of us continues to add to each of our minor collections of rugs.

John Middleton

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
Tel. 310-770-9085

Los Angeles Rug Tour and Workshop 2012

Los Angeles Rug  Tour & Workshop 
August 10-12, 2012

Enjoy learning more about rugs and impress your clients

Talks, Videos, Movies & Hands on Projects on:
·         History
·         Designs
·         Dyeing process
·         Weaving
·         Pricing
·         Appraisal
·         Rug Weaving Centers of the World with A Detailed Rug Center Map of Iran
·         Rug ID and How It Can Generate Confidence & More Income
·         Rug Cleaning & Related issues
·         Rug Repair & Color Restoration. Live Hands on Projects. We Will Teach You How To Do Repair Yourself and Make More Money
·         Literature, Resources, Books & Websites
·         Market Taste (What sells and what doesn't)
·         Online & Social Media Marketing for Rug Industry. Attract Customers and Make Money When You Are asleep
    The Emphasize Will be on Rug Identification (Rug ID), Repair, and Online/Internet Marketing to Provide More Services for Your Customers to Make More Money Out of Rugs.

In our Los Angeles rug workshop we answer all your questions on different historic, artistic, cultural, technical and economic aspects of rugs.

This is a fun workshop to learn about rugs and network with other professionals in the field. This is a unique opportunity available nowhere else.  We will not have anything to sell. It is pure fun and learning.

Sponsor: Rug IdeasTM  Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. KayTM )

This is a “By Invitation Only” event not open to public

Cost of the 3-day Rug Tour/Workshop: $975 per person
Second and third person from the same company: $775 per person

No participants from southern California will be accepted

You will have fun and a lot of surprises! On Friday evening 08/10/2012 we will have a grand reception with gourmet food, entertainment and free raffles! Lunch & dinner will be provided on all three days and nights! You won't be left on your own. We will feed and spoil you!

Venue: Crown Plaza Hotel Beverly Hills for the workshop. This great hotel is within walking distance from restaurants and shopping centers of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles.

A customized tour of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood is planned for Sunday August 12, 2012.

For details call Tel. 310-860-0460 or send an 
e-mail to info@rugideas.com

Why August?
It is Summer; schools and colleges are closed and participants in the tour have more free time with no worries about their kids and their schools.

Weather is nice in Los Angeles around 
75 degrees Fahrenheit 
during the day and 60 degrees Fahrenheit at night.

It is few months away and this gives you enough time to plan ahead for a Summer of  rug education and fun.

There are a lot of attractions days/nights in Summer in LA!

Decades of experience will be shared with a limited number of the participants
in the Los Angeles Rug Tour & Workshop
School kids learn about rugs in our rug galley in Los Angeles
Talking about rugs in the Public School 144, New York City
Rug lecture Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA
Rug lecture Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA
Dr. Jon Thompson of London delivering a rug speech in our rug gallery in Los Angeles
Dr. Thompson is a world class rug expert
I am delivering a talk to rug dealers in the Atlanta Rug Show
I was one of the three judges in the Atlanta show to select the best presented rugs
Guest speaker of the Oriental Rug Retailers of America in the Atlanta Rug Show
Guest speaker of the Oriental Rug Retailers of America ORRA in the Atlanta Rug Show
I am delivering a rug talk in the Textile Museum, Washington D.C. in 2004
Rug lecture & workshop in our rug gallery in Los Angeles
A rug lecture at the California State University Northridge in Los Angeles
Persian carpets; Past & Present. A lecture to the Network of Professionals in Orange County, CA
Before Repair
After Repair. You will learn how to do this kind of repair

Before Repair. What a mess!
After Repair. You Will Learn How To Do This
Please note that there maybe some changes to our rug workshop tour at anytime and without prior notice!