Friday, June 3, 2016
Mexican Kilim Cleaning and Repair
Mexican and other Central and South American kilims and blankets are beautiful for their vibrant color combinations and fine quality weaving. They are also subject to the same weaknesses as to their Middle Eastern and Asian counterparts, namely fringe damage. The beautiful Mexican kilim pictured above had fringe damage that was beginning to extend into the field of the kilim. We first professional cleaned the kilim and then removed all the compromised fibers along the fringed edge. Our next step was to rebuild the damaged fringe and bind it to minimize the risk of future unraveling.