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Persian Rugs

Persian rugs, known for their intricate designs and deep cultural significance, have been a cornerstone of Persian (Iranian) culture and art for centuries. These textiles, varying from utilitarian to symbolic purposes, are not just floor coverings but a reflection of the rich history and artistic heritage of Iran. At Bob's Oriental Rugs, we understand the value of these magnificent pieces, offering specialized services in cleaning, repairing, and restoring Persian rugs to preserve their beauty and longevity. Below, we delve into the various aspects of Persian rugs, from their history to their commercial aspects.


The origins of carpet weaving in Persia are shrouded in antiquity, with the craft likely evolving from earlier, simpler floor coverings. The oldest known pile-woven carpet is the Pazyryk carpet, dating back to the 5th century BC, discovered in Siberia but believed to be of Persian origin. This artifact suggests a long tradition of carpet weaving, showcasing intricate designs that would set the standard for centuries to come. At Bob's Oriental Rugs, we appreciate the historical significance of each piece we restore, ensuring that the legacy of Persian rug weaving continues to be appreciated by future generations.

Materials and Techniques

Persian rugs are traditionally crafted from wool, silk, or cotton, with wool being the most favored material for its durability and softness. The exceptional quality of these materials, when combined with the unparalleled skill of the weavers, plays a crucial role in enhancing the beauty and longevity of these rugs. The weaving process is notably labor-intensive, encompassing a variety of techniques such as knotting and dyeing. Natural dyes are predominantly used, celebrated for their vibrant hues and environmental advantages. At Bob's Oriental Rugs, our expertise extends beyond traditional weaving techniques; we specialize in the art of dyeing, possessing the ability to recreate the original colors of the rug with up to 90% accuracy. Our experienced team excels in mixing and matching colors to achieve a shade that closely mirrors the original, ensuring that each rug we restore retains its authentic beauty and charm. This meticulous attention to detail and dedication to preserving the essence of each piece underscores our commitment to treating every rug with the highest level of care and respect.


The design of Persian rugs is where their artistry truly shines. Patterns can range from floral motifs and intricate geometric patterns to pictorial scenes and elaborate medallions. The diversity in design reflects the rich cultural tapestry of Iran, with each region and weaving group bringing its own unique style and symbolism to the loom. At Bob's Oriental Rugs, we understand the importance of each design element, working meticulously to preserve the original beauty of every rug we restore.



Commercial Aspects

Persian rugs are classified based on their region of origin, with each area known for its distinctive weaving styles and patterns. Major weaving centers include Tabriz, Kerman, Isfahan, and Kashan, among others. Rugs can also be categorized by the type of weave, such as Kilim (flat-weave) and Gabbeh (thick, coarse wool), or by their use, such as prayer rugs. Our team at Bob's Oriental Rugs is knowledgeable about the various classifications and origins of Persian rugs, ensuring that each piece is accurately assessed and appropriately cared for.

Modern Revival and Challenges

The Persian rug industry has seen a revival in recent years, with a renewed focus on traditional dyeing techniques and patterns. However, the industry faces challenges from political unrest, economic sanctions, and competition from cheaper, machine-made alternatives. Despite these hurdles, the art of Persian rug weaving continues to thrive, supported by both a domestic and international clientele who appreciate the craftsmanship and history woven into each piece. At Bob's Oriental Rugs, we are proud to contribute to the preservation and appreciation of Persian rugs, offering our expertise to ensure these timeless treasures can be enjoyed for generations to come.

The commercial history of Persian rugs is as rich as their cultural one, with the rugs being highly sought after in international markets for centuries. Despite challenges such as the introduction of synthetic dyes and changing market demands, Persian rugs have maintained their status as luxury items. Today, they are celebrated not only for their aesthetic appeal but also for their craftsmanship, with traditional skills being recognized by UNESCO. Bob's Oriental Rugs plays a vital role in this commercial landscape, offering expert services to clean, repair, and restore these valuable textiles, ensuring they continue to be cherished and utilized in homes and collections around the world.


Persian rugs embody the spirit of Iran's artistic and cultural heritage. From their ancient origins to their modern-day revival, these textiles represent a blend of beauty, tradition, and artistry that transcends time and geography. As symbols of luxury, craftsmanship, and cultural identity, Persian rugs continue to captivate and inspire, weaving together the past and present into a tapestry that is uniquely Persian. At Bob's Oriental Rugs, we are honored to play a part in this rich history, offering our services to clean, repair, and restore Persian rugs, ensuring they retain their place as cherished artifacts of cultural significance.

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Synthetic Rug Cleaning 

$2.00 Per Sq Ft

  • Comprehensive Cleaning: Delivers an extensive cleaning that deeply penetrates synthetic rug fibers, ensuring the complete removal of dust, dirt, and allergens.

  • Preserves Aesthetics: Frequent deep cleaning maintains the original condition and feel of your rugs, prolonging their beauty and lifespan.

  • Enhanced Indoor Health: Frequent elimination of allergens and bacteria from rugs contributes to a cleaner living space.

Odor Cleaning

$3.50 Per Sq Ft

(No Harmful Chemicals)

  • Guaranteed Odor Removal: Effectively neutralizes and eliminates pet odors directly at their source without relying on chemicals, ensuring your home is left with a naturally fresh scent.

  • Chemical-Free Process: Our approach is entirely free from harsh chemicals, utilizing advanced, eco-friendly methods that are completely safe for both pets and family members.

  • Ideal for Odor-Affected Rugs: This cleaning option is specifically recommended for rugs that are impacted by odors, ensuring they are thoroughly refreshed and revitalized.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

  • Unwavering Quality Commitment: Our 100% satisfaction guarantee underscores our dedication to delivering unparalleled service quality. We're confident in our expertise and promise to meet your high standards.

  • Customer First Philosophy: This guarantee is a testament to our customer-centric approach. We deeply value your satisfaction and strive to ensure that the service you receive not only meets but exceeds your expectations, affirming our commitment to your happiness with our work.

  • Assurance of Service Excellence: Our guarantee provides you with peace of mind, knowing that if you're not completely satisfied with the initial cleaning results, we will re-clean your rug at no additional cost. This policy ensures that your investment is protected and that we are fully accountable for delivering the promised results.

Regular Cleaning

$2.50 Per Sq Ft

  • Thorough Cleanliness: Offers a comprehensive cleaning that reaches deep into the fibers, ensuring a thorough removal of dust, dirt, and allergens.

  • Maintains Appearance: Regular deep cleaning helps maintain the original look and feel of your rugs, extending their life and beauty.

  • Health Benefits: Regular removal of allergens and bacteria contributes to a healthier indoor environment, reducing the risk of allergy and asthma symptoms.

Stain Cleaning

$4.50 Per Sq Ft

(No Harmful Chemicals)

  • Handcrafted Stain Removal: This service employs meticulous hand cleaning techniques tailored to each unique stain, maximizing the chances of removal while carefully preserving your rug's integrity.

  • Gentle and Safe: We use only non-toxic, rug-safe substances, ensuring the protection of your rug's fibers and colors, as well as safeguarding your home's environment.

  • Expert Artisanship: Our skilled professionals, armed with traditional methods and a keen eye for detail, are adept at handling complex stains, offering peace of mind through their dedicated craftsmanship. It's important to note that while we strive for the best outcome, there's a 50-50 chance for complete stain color removal.

  • Flexible Pricing and Solutions: If the stain color does not fully lift, we adjust the cleaning price to match the service level that best suits your rug's needs post-treatment. For persistent stains, we offer a specialized dry stain removal option as an alternative solution.

Rug Repair Services

  • Versatile Repair Solutions: Our expertise encompasses a wide range of rug repair services, ensuring that whether it's re-bonding fringe or addressing wear and tear within the rug itself, we have the skills and experience to restore your rug's beauty and functionality. We handle all types of repairs, from minor fixes to extensive restorations, catering to the unique needs of each rug and its owner.

  • Personalized Assessment: Understanding that each repair job is as unique as the rug itself, we offer personalized assessments to determine the best course of action for your rug's specific needs. To provide you with an accurate estimate and tailored repair plan, we kindly request an opportunity to see your rug firsthand. This can be facilitated through an in-person evaluation or by sending us detailed images via text or email, allowing us to closely examine the extent of the damage and the intricacies of your rug's design and construction.

  • Commitment to Excellence: Our commitment to preserving the artistry and integrity of your rug is reflected in our meticulous approach to repairs. We recognize the value and sentiment attached to each piece and are dedicated to delivering restoration services that honor the rug's original craftsmanship while ensuring its longevity and continued enjoyment.

Double Sided Cleaning

$3.00 Per Sq Ft

  • Complete Cleaning: Cleans both sides of the rug, ensuring total removal of all dirt and grime, which is essential for high-traffic or heavily used rugs.

  • Longevity: By removing abrasive particles from both sides, this service extends the life of your rugs, protecting your investment.

  • Ideal for Neglected Rugs: Perfect for rugs that have not been cleaned for an extended period, restoring them closer to their original condition.

Dry Stain Removal

(No Harmful Chemicals)

  • Dry Stain Removal Option: This specialized process is meticulously performed by hand, tailored to address and remove even the most stubborn stains from your rug.

  • 100% Guarantee: We stand behind our dry stain removal service with a full guarantee. If we cannot remove the stain, we will inform you and not charge for this specific option.

  • Initial Cleaning Assessment: We recommend starting with our stain cleaning service to assess how much of the stain can be lightened or removed. This initial step is crucial as it helps us determine the effectiveness of further treatments.

  • Customized Pricing: The cost of the dry stain removal service is determined based on the outcome of the stain cleaning. Pricing depends on the extent of the stain color removal achieved and the amount of residual staining on the rug.

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