Meet the Experts with Ellen Amirkhan
Mastering Oriental Rugs: Insights from The Rug Tzarina
Hosted by: Aaron Groseclose and Tim Baker
Embark on a journey into the world of oriental rugs with our esteemed guest expert, Ellen Amirkhan, affectionately known as “The Rug Tzarina.” Join hosts Aaron Groseclose and Tim Baker for an illuminating webinar where Ellen will share her wealth of knowledge and experience garnered over decades in the industry.
Ellen Amirkhan is a distinguished graduate of Texas Woman’s University and Southern Methodist University, holding degrees in both science and liberal arts. As the President of Oriental Rug Cleaning Co., Inc. in Dallas, Texas, a business established by her grandfather in 1911, Ellen specializes in the meticulous cleaning, repairing, appraising, and selling of oriental rugs.
A luminary in her field, Ellen has served as the past president of the Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration (now the Restoration Industry Association), demonstrating her leadership and commitment to advancing industry standards. She is renowned for her role in developing and teaching oriental rug schools for prestigious organizations such as the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) and her co-development of the Master Rug Cleaner Program.
Ellen’s expertise is underscored by her impressive array of designations, including Certified Appraiser of Oriental Rugs from the ISA, Oriental Rug Retailers of America (ORRA), and Certified Rug Specialist (CRS) from The Association of Rug Care Specialists (ARCS). Her contributions have been recognized through various accolades, including the RIA Dr. Steven Spivak Award, the ASCR Helen Bradley Distinguished Service Award, the North Texas Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers (NTISA) Ellen Amirkhan Distinguished Service Award, and the CFI Carl Williams Mentorship Award in 2016.
In this exclusive webinar, Ellen will share insights, techniques, and insider tips on oriental rug care, appraisal, and preservation. Participants are invited to submit their questions during registration, and Ellen will address as many queries as time allows. Whether you’re an industry professional seeking to deepen your expertise or an enthusiast eager to learn more about these exquisite works of art, this webinar promises an enriching experience under the guidance of a true luminary.
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