Ellen Amirkhan is President of Dallas based Oriental Rug Cleaning Co., Inc., a business started by her grandfather in 1911 that specializes in cleaning, repairing, appraising, and selling oriental rugs. Ms. Amirkhan also holds the designation of Certified Appraiser of Personal Property (CAPP), with a specialty in Oriental Rugs and is a Certified Oriental Rug Appraiser (CRA) through The Oriental Rug Retailers of America (ORRA). She is an accredited member of the North Texas Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers (NTISA), and is certified in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Ms. Amirkhan authored the webinar, “Identifying and Appraising Oriental Rugs”, and is a 20+ year industry instructor of classes and seminars covering all aspects of the rug business throughout the U.S., Australia and the U.K. She is a co-author of A Comprehensive Guide to Oriental and Specialty Rug Cleaning, an in-depth cleaning and rug identification guide that serves as a reference manual to professional cleaners and appraisers.
Ellen is a leader in service to her industry. She is Past President of the National Institute of Rug Cleaning, the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) and the North Texas Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers.

Ellen Amirkhan earned a BS from Texas Woman’s University and an MLA from Southern Methodist University.

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