Saturday, February 8, 2014

Antique Turkish Kilim Cushion Cover (Cuval) Repair - After



The result of our latest antique Turkish kilim cushion restoration is pictured above.  As a reminder, below is the cushion before we commenced the restoration.




To repair this fine Konya cuval, we first professionally cleaned the kilim cushion so that we could choose yarns for the restoration that would match the cleaned yarns of the original cushion.  We were fortunate to find a similarly aged Konya kilim that was beyond repair.  We unraveled the yarns from that kilim to use in this restoration.  We reconstructed the damaged warp and weft taking care to rebuild the motifs to match the original motifs woven into the cushion.  The brown diagonal "stripe" was the major focus of the restoration.  Now that this beautiful Turkish kilim cushion is restored, it can be stuffed with either cotton or other form of batting, and enjoyed for another generation.  --www.traditionalrugrepair.com




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