Monday, June 30, 2014

Persian Rug Repair - Before




The fringes and selvages of Persian and Oriental rugs are usually the areas most vulnerable to damage.   The picture above depicts a damaged area of selvage with the warp still somewhat intact.  The rug is a modern Iranian rug from the Shiraz region.  



Above is a picture of the damaged area as seen from the back of the rug.  In our next post, we will share the result of this Persian rug repair. --www.traditionalrugrepair.com

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Chinese Art Deco Rug Cleaning and Repair - Result




After removing all the damaged and compromised yarns from the Chinese Art Deco rug, we strengthened all the compromised warp and weft and reknotted the pile.  The picture above shows the reknotted area before we cut the yarns to the same length as the rest of the rug.  


 The final step in our repair was to cut down the yarns of the reknotted area.  The photo above shows the final result of our repair of the worn and damaged area of this fine Chinese Art Deco rug.  --www.traditionalrugrepair.com



Friday, June 6, 2014

Chinese Art Deco Rug Cleaning and Repair


Chinese Art Deco rugs are generally brightly colored and bold additions to a room.   Similar to Persian, Turkish, Moroccan, Nepalese, Tibetan, and other handmade rugs, these Chinese rugs benefit greatly from regular professional cleaning and prompt attention to worn and damaged areas.  We recently provided professional cleaning and repair services for the Chinese Art Deco rug pictured above.  First, we thoroughly cleaned the rug to ensure, in part, that all the yarns we used for the repaired areas matched the clean yarns of the rug.  Second, we proceeded to repair the various damaged sections.  One worn section we repaired is pictured above.   The first step in repairing this area was to remove all the damaged and compromised pile (the light greenish beige area at the center of the photo above).  We were fortunate to have the warp intact so were able to use the structure for the reknotting.  In our next post, we will share the next phase of this handmade Chinese rug repair.  --www.traditionalrugrepair.com