After professionally cleaning this lovely Afghan kilim, we began reconstructing the warp (the vertical brownish-greyish vertical fibers in the photos above and below). The photo below shows the completed warp reconstruction.
Once the warp reconstruction was completed, we began the weft reconstruction. The weft reconstruction includes the motif reconstruction. We always strive to be sure to use yarns as close in color to the colors of the original kilim so as to minimize the visibility of the repair. A great compliment to us is when clients can't find our repairs.
Below is another photo of our weft reconstruction in progress. This lovely Afghan kilim was almost ready to go home to its hungry puppy! --www.traditionalrugrepair.com