Utah Rugs: R & R With Mr. Hamid Bashir

R & R

Even area rugs need a little “R & R” from time to time…no not rest and relaxation, but repair and restoration! Fine rug weaving is a centuries old artistic tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation; from father to son, mother to daughter. Created by the quick moving, skillful hands of dedicated and fantastic artists living throughout all parts of the world, area rugs are created in such fantastic detail and skill that they often outlive their original owners. However, as much as area rugs are the perfect marriage of form and function, they still need to be reconditioned and mended when damaged. To repair or restore an area rug one must have a lifetime of gathered experience learning the art. One must also be both an artist, and an admirer of another’s work. By continuously honing in on their artistry and handiwork, some weavers have become true masters of the art form.

Mr. Hamid Bashir

We at Utah Rugs are fortunate to have working with us one of the nation’s Top 10 rug repair and restoration experts, Mr. Hamid Bashir (cue trumpets and man with a scroll yelling, “HERE YE! HERE YE!”) Mr. Hamid Bashir is a fifth generation master weaver with over 40 years of experience in the art. He began his education and training as an apprentice at the young age of 13 working under the guiding eye of his father who was also a master weaver. He came to the US at the age of 18 to continue pursuing his passion and to share his wisdom and knowledge with a new generation of weavers. Today, he guides his young apprentices and technicians as he was taught; using the same methods and techniques passed on to him.

It is with his guiding eye and knowledge, he and his team of technicians are able to restore area rugs to their original condition; bringing out the beauty locked within area rugs that has been neglected and making the repairs with nearly undetectable results (think Batman meets weaving). Their work is done entirely by hand and it requires a keen eye for detail and steady patience.

Repair & Restoration Specializations

Our expert repair and restoration service technicians specialize in the repair of:

  • End, corner and side (selvage) fray
  • Large and small interior holesThin areas
  • Tears
  • Rips
  • Moth damage

To learn more about Utah Rugs Repair and Restoration of area rugs you can visit our websites service section. There you will find more information about our company and frequently asked questions. What we do is simply unbeWEAVE-ABLE! (see what I did there). #ForTheLoveOfRug


A Thief Steals Rug Doctor!

Is there a doctor in the house?! Is there a doctor in the house?!…particularly one that specializes in rugs? Another rug bandit has struck again but this time, he’s taken the rug doctor! (cue old school Batman suspense music). Willie Smith (no relation to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s Will Smith) was arrested on Monday in San Bernadino  on suspicion of stealing $13,000 worth of  Rug Doctor machines.  Smith would rent the Rug Doctor machines and then sell them on Craigslist to buyers who were unaware they were stolen merchandise. His devious plan began to come undone when a customer called up the Rug Doctor company to inquire information about  repairing the machine (you’d think a doctor would already know how to repair itself). Smith was arrested at the 6900 block of Conejo Drive in San Bernardino, and was booked into West Valley Detention Center  in Rancho Cucanmonga on suspicion of burglary and grand theft. No actual doctors were hurt in the event.



Rug Love Of The Day (#RLOTD)

Happy Humpday everyone! We’ve almost made it to another weekend! But in the meantime we should still be thankful for today because there are never any bad days only some better than others. So if you’re currently reading this that means you have the opportunity to do something that makes you feel more alive than ever! With that being said I present you with today’s Rug Love Of The Day: a handmade, Pakistani, wool composed rug from our Utopia Collection! It has a very simple design that is emphasized with vivid colors. The neutral base color of the rug makes it usable for many different decorative scenarios around the house, while the colors of  its design allow it to not become a victim of being completely boring! To view this rug and many more you can visit our website where we have a plethora of area rugs that may tickle your fancy! I hope everyone has a great rest of the day and remember whatever you decide in your house…do it for the Love of the rug! #RLOTD #ForTheLoveOfRug

Rug #2822

The Foco Rojo Rug by. Ariel Rojo

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This is a very interesting and artistic rug created by Ariel Rojo. This rug portrays Mexico City at night from a satellite view. It’s  features are composed of 100% wool and was presented at the  abierto mexicano de diseño 2013. The orange specs represent the 25 million populated within the federal district and metropolitan area; one of the most populated areas in the world. With this overpopulation comes crisis, insecurity, corruption and crime, yet despite these political issues; art, design, architecture, music and many other creative disciplines are beginning to engender within the land. Rojo states, “All lights represented in the rug reflect the individuals who inhabit the city and the huge possibility and promise that it could bring to them if all of those lights were seeking the common welfare.” This piece very fascinating not only for its’ design but because of the meaning within its design. It’s a representation that even in the most struggling places there is still hope for prosperity no matter what your situation may be. It is also a representation of how powerful creativity is and how it is constantly changing the world. It makes you question what you’re doing or what you’re not doing do have an impact on the world. With opportunities more abundant than they’ve ever been today and more technological advances, how dare we not do something to impact the world. How dare we accept mediocrity to exist. Open hearts and you open minds. Find the time.

Rug Love Of The Day (#RLOTD):

Hello and Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween weekend and their EXTRA HOUR OF SLEEP! WOO WHOO! What better way to start off the month of November then with this phantasmagorical (that’s right people break out your dictionary.com app…unless this qualifies me as a complete nerd to which I’ll ask you to please totally disregard that reference) handmade, wool and bamboo silk, Tibetan weave Rug Love Of The Day  pick! The reason this special rug was chosen today is because of its blue, grey and off-white holiday festive colors! We are now in the thick of the holiday season with Halloween always kicking it off right and leading us right into the next upcoming holidays such as Thanksgiving! (Did anyone else just get hungry?…No? Just me? Okay then moving on!) This Indian rug screams festive and can be used to be decorative all year round; whether falling into Autumn or springing into Spring! Check out this rug and many more on our website and find your Rug Mate today! If you see any rugs on the site that interest you and  feel should be nominated as the #RLOTD, feel free to comment below and tell us why you think it should! I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their Monday and remeber there are never any bad days only some better than others! #RLOTD #ForTheLoveOfRug

Rug 32633