About Our Studio

Aaron Kinda working one of our rug service bays

Aaron Kinda working one of our rug service bays.

Your Monterey and San Francisco Bay Area Destination for Hand Washing of Handcrafted and Fine Area Rugs

Artisan Fine Rug Care is a family business exclusively dedicated to hand washing and repair of handcrafted and fine area rugs. We take great pride in the individual attention given to each piece by our lead rug technician, Aaron Kinda, and the superior results that follow.

Before the formation of Artisan, Aaron received his training and worked for many years for one of the world’s preeminent textile conservators. He has cared for rugs from museums, important rug collections, celebrities, world-renowned designers and many prominent rug dealers. Aaron has cleaned thousands of handmade rugs, primarily oriental and other collectible rugs.


Our Philosophy

Artisan’s philosophy is to take no risks with our clients’ valued rugs. We do not subject them to harsh methods, heat, nor machines and wringers – all of the work is done by hand. As such, we are able to specialize in antique, silk and other challenging carpets. We also offer professional repair. We never outsource our work.

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Artisan is committed to ongoing education and development in the field of oriental rug cleaning and repair. We love rugs and we never tire of learning about them.

Pick up and delivery available throughout the Monterey Bay Area, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, San Francisco, San Jose, Menlo Park, and Atherton.

"My parents and I have had our antique rugs cleaned by Artisan. My parents’ rugs were given to them by their parents, who received them as wedding gifts around the early 1900’s. These rugs mean a lot to our family. There is also a Chinese Aubusson, which my parents bought in China in the 1930’s. All of the rugs came out looking great and refreshed.

Artisan was polite, prompt, knowledgable and did a wonderful job on my family’s carpets. We will definitely use them again and have already referred friends to Artisan."

Jeremy Cole
Los Gatos