"A big thank you to David of Royal Antique Rugs for the absolutely wonderful restoration.. our little dog was sick and therefore left stains, I tried to remove using recommended "safe" cleaners which only made it worse. Colours bled and the stains enlarged. When David
returned our rug it was beautiful and in no way could we detect the area that had been worked on.. David is an honest, highly skilled professional. We have purchased and will continue to purchase these gorgeous works of art ONLY FROM DAVID OF ROYAL ANTIQUE RUGS... He is honest and very, very patient..We thank you and appreciate all you have done for us David."
Allan and Linda of Prince Edward County, ON
"I was desperate!! My rugs were in need of cleaning BADLY. I called David and he came and took my rugs for cleaning. He had to clean them 2x as he was not pleased the first time. When he delivered my rugs and showed them to me, I was AMAZED!! They looked like NEW!! THANK
YOU for such a professional job!!"
"Wow! The whole experience was extremely pleasurable from beginning to end! Thanks David, to you! The rugs came back cleaned and repaired and now glowing! I just want to sit and enjoy them. Thanks again."
"As a professional in the textile field, I was cautious. There are many individuals claiming to be restorers who actually approach historic rugs and textiles as if they are darning sox. David's work and knowledge is far beyond this simplistic approach. His restorations are of such quality even I have a great deal of difficulty discerning, which is original and what is not. Combined with his great technical abilities is an extensive knowledge of carpets and textiles from the Middle East and around the world. Last but most important, David Bakhshi in all my dealings with him has always been fair and honest. I never hesitate to recommend him to any who call me at the museum and need work done on any type of rug or carpet."
Margaret Ballantyne BFA, MFA Conservator, Textile Museum of Canada
"My appreciation for the very professional and impressive work you have done. I inspected the restored rugs yesterday. When I sent it to you, it was a severely damaged antique rug with more than 20 holes in it and various other damages, including discoloration. When you returned it to me, it was a beautiful, fully restored carpet. We could not even detect which area you had worked on! I am very grateful for the high level of art which has gone into this restoration project. We agree with the verdict of the Royal Ontario Museum. You are the best!"
Hans Jansen, B.B.A., M.B. A., Toronto
This is the first opportunity I have had to tell you how much I appreciated your efforts to complete the work on my four rugs. Your workmanship is superb! The one Heriz rug that needed extensive work -- it is hard to find where the damage even existed! Thank you for renewing these wonderful rugs. I will highly recommend Royal Rugs to everyone."
"How pleased we are with the conservation work you did on our rugs from the Weitzenhoffer Collection... we were all extremely impressed with the amount of work you completed is such a short time... it is comforting to know that with your fine restoration work, they will last much longer."
Kimberly Moinette, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma ...
"Mr. Bakhshi (David) is a great artist when concerning repair and restoration of Persian handmade antique rugs. His workmanship and expertise are highly praised and frequently requested by many members of our association."
Zia Khosroshahi, Ph. D. President, Association of Importers and Retailers of Persian Rugs of Canada
"Thanks (Textile Museum of Canada) for recommending Royal Antique Rugs for the repair of our Lilihan rug. Mr. David Lotfl made useful suggestions as to what was needed and gave us a better appreciation of the rug's quality. And as you anticipated, he did a superb job."
Shirley Morriss, Toronto