There are some people who are afraid to buy kilims because they feel that they will not be as durable as other types of rugs. The truth is that with proper care, kilims can last for generations. Kilims can add a wonderful graphic element to a space and can ground an area with a wide range of colors, textures, and motifs.
Restoring kilims is a challenge because it is difficult to "hide" any inconsistencies or errors in the reweaving. But, I personally find kilim restoration to be wonderfully satisfying as the results of a restoration are immediately visible as there is no pile to be cut down. Therefore, the fruits of a restorer's labors are immediately apparent. The kilim above had several worn areas, but the warp was mostly intact. It is a lovely semi antique Turkish kilim with vibrant orange, black, ivory, and pink colors. In the following posts, we will share more about this recent kilim restoration project. --www.traditionalrugrepair.com
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