Meet the Experts with Ellen Amirkhan
Ellen Amirkhan, President of Oriental Rug Cleaning Co. in Dallas, Texas
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About Our Expert, Ellen Amirkhan.
Ellen Amirkhan is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree and Southern Methodist University with a Master of Liberal Arts degree. She is President of Oriental Rug Cleaning Co., Inc., in Dallas, Texas, a business started by her grandfather in 1911 that specializes in cleaning, repairing, appraising, and selling oriental rugs.
A past president of the Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration (ASCR) – now the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) – Ellen develops and teaches oriental rug schools for the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) and other recognized groups across the United States and England and is a co-developer of the Master Rug Cleaner Program. In addition, she consults and serves as an expert witness for the legal profession.
Ellen holds the designations of:
- Certified Appraiser of Oriental Rugs from the International Society of Appraisers (ISA)
- Oriental Rug Retailers of America (ORRA)
- Certified Rug Specialist (CRS) from The Association of Rug Care Specialists (ARCS).
Ellen’s awards include:
- CFI Carl Williams Mentorship Award 2016
- RIA Dr. Steven Spivak Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Textile Industry
- The ASCR Helen Bradley Distinguished Service Award
- The North Texas Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers (NTISA) Ellen Amirkhan Distinguished Service Award