The first step when rebuilding a severely damaged fringe is to mount the rug on a fixed base, such as a wood board. Then it is necessary to stretch the rug, match the fiber of the warp (in this case, cotton), and start interweaving new warp approximately 4 inches above the edge of the rug. It is a labor intensive process, but ensures that the fringe will become part of the rug itself and not merely attached to an edge (as in the case of sewing on machine-made fringes). Below is a proper fringe restoration in process:
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