Friday, July 13, 2018

A Semi-Antique Moth Damaged Moroccan Rug


Moths can inflict significant damage to a wool rug if they are left undisturbed in optimal eating conditions - namely, dark, warm, enclosed spaces with little or no cross ventilation.  Such was the case with the semi-antique Moroccan rug pictured above.  Moths managed to eat not only the pile of this vibrant Moroccan rug, but also the warp and weft thereby destroying the rug's foundation.  We first had to ensure that the moths were completely eliminated by a thorough professional cleaning and separate special wash.  Following the cleaning, we eliminated all damaged yarns.  Next, we rebuilt the rug's foundation before undertaking the intensive task of reknotting the missing and damaged pile.   --www.traditionalrugrepair.com

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