Saturday, March 7, 2020

Turkish Kilim Restoration - Before and After




This lovely Turkish kilim had several worn areas where the weft had almost completely disappeared. Luckily, the warp was largely intact.  We completed the restoration as shown in the top photo.  We tried to match the colors of the original kilim, and tried to recreate the missing motifs.  It's always a bit of a guessing game, but when a kilim is largely symmetrical we have a general guide.  
The kilim above utilizes a slit weave construction which lends the kilim a lovely look.  We hope the kilim's owners will use their restored kilims for many years to come.

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