04 385 8648

I repair, mend, restore and wall-mount all kinds of
carpets, rugs, kelims and soumaks etc...


1992 onwards... Professional Oriental Rug Repairer with regular visits to Turkey and Iran to study with rug restorers and purchase wools, cottons and silks.
1977 Certificate in Handloom Weaving, Nelson Polytechnic.
1970 BA in Anthropology, Victoria University of Wellington.

2018 TV documentary, Choice Nov 26, "The Kiwi, The Knight and The Qashqai". This documentary about Anna is available on Choice On Demand until November 2019. Film is by http://www.acproductions.co.nz/
2018 Sunday Star Times and Stuff Nov 25, by Phil Quinn, "Cameras Under Hijabs"
2018 Stuff Nov 25, "The thread tying a Kiwi and a nomadic Iranian tribe together"
2018 NZ Listener Nov 24, "The dying art of the Qashqai" (about documentary on Anna)
2018 NZ Listener Nov 17, "The Kiwi and the Qashqai" (Anna in Iran)
2018 RNZ Nine to Noon Oct 30, radio interview with Kathryn Ryan
2015 Stuff video and article, Anna's work as a self-employed carpet repairer
2014 RNZ Spectrum, radio interview with Jack Perkins
2013 Stuff article, "Iran welcomes lonely Kiwi rug repairer" (first published in the Dominion Post, in 2008)
2011 RNZ Nights, Feb 9, radio interview about the oriental rug world
2004 Between 1993 - 2004 various radio interviews, newspaper and magazine articles, including NZ House and Garden. (Most links to these earlier media items have long expired!)

Since starting my business last century, l have regularly done repair and restoration work for Wellington carpet importer Richard Pointon.
LIke me he is passionate about rugs!
I highly recommend a visit to his warehouse and website




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04 385 8648


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