Monday, March 31, 2014

Antique Turkish Tulu Rug Restoration - Mid Process



As is our recommended and usual practice, the first step in our antique Turkish Tulu rug restoration was to professionally clean the rug so that the yarns used in the restoration would match the cleaned rug.  The next step was to rebuild the warp, which helps to form the "backbone" of the rug.  Pictured below is the reconstructed warp.



The next step was to reconstruct the weft, which with the warp will hold the Tulu "pile" in place.  Pictured below is the reconstructed warp and weft.


Seen from the reverse side of the Tulu, below is another picture of the reconstructed warp and weft.


Seen from the front side of the Tulu rug, below is a picture of the reconstructed warp and weft on which we will knot the Tulu pile in the next phase of our restoration.  --www.traditionalrugrepair.com


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