Roddy Moraad Yazdanpour has been surrounded by art from his very beginning: His Father was a Plein air painter from Iran who immigrated to the US in 1964. In 1972, at the age of 6, Roddy moved to Isfahan, Iran (his Father's city), and remained in Isfahan until 1979. While in Iran, Roddy started his Rug education, as his Family was involved in weaving and collecting. He has been involved in the Hand-knotted Rug trade since 1985, based out of Boise, Idaho. “The difference between rugs woven in factories as opposed to rugs woven in the Artisans home, is like night and day”. While less expensive to weave rugs in factories, Yazdanpour says, “I prefer to pay a little extra to the weavers to weave in the comfort of their own homes”. Yazdanpour also is heavily involved in ensuring the Karakul breed of sheep he is using for his collections woven in Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, receive the best care that is possible. He opened his first shop in 1991 called: Shabahang Persian Carpets, and his second shop in 2005 called: Yazdanpour Persian Carpets. When asked what he loves most about the rug business, Yazdanpour says, "when I get a call to go look at an old rug for sale has to be the most exciting aspect for me." Roddy has had extensive training in the science and art of hand cleaning area rugs, with over 27 years experience. He also has 27 years experience in Hand-Knotted rug repair as well, with an emphasis on the proper restoration of Antique rugs. After 27 years of being the source for all your Oriental Rug needs in the Treasure Valley, he is still going strong, and would love the opportunity to serve you!