Kazakh rugs are among my favorites. Their bold geometric motifs make such a strong statement in any space, and the muted colors found in antique Kazakhs are rich, warm, and beautiful. For this reason, I love working on restoring antique Kazakh rugs. This rug above had some worn sections after a century or so of love and wear. We first professionally cleaned the rug, and then removed all compromised fibers. Next, we rebuilt the warp and began reknotting the missing pile and weft. Restoration projects such as these can take months, but they are well worth it. They can bring back a beloved piece for another century or so. And it's an honor to think about the original weaver of the rug and to imagine all that the rug has witnessed in its century of adorning a family's home.
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