I am often asked which is more difficult - hand knotted rug restoration or hand woven kilim restoration. As with many of these types of questions, the answer is: it depends. It is almost impossible to categorically say whether rug restoration or kilim restoration is more difficult, because so much depends on the individual rug or kilim. A good quality hand knotted Oriental rug will be just as big a challenge to restore or repair as a good quality hand woven kilim. A unique color yarn in an antique Persian rug will be just as difficult to match as a unique color yarn in an antique kilim. Each rug repair or restoration and kilim repair or restoration brings with it its unique challenges. The goal for me professionally is to try to meet the challenge and to enjoy the process.
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