Monday, April 19, 2021

Fixing a Bad Rug Repair

In our last post, we left you with this image below of a poor and temporary repair of a lovely hand woven kilim.  



To correct this repair, we cut out the patch and extracted the yarns that were deteriorating.  We were left with a hole pictured below.


To reweave the section, we tried to find yarns that would match the lovely muted palette of yellow, black/grey, and, most significantly, the rose / mauve of the background of the kilim.  Our restored section is photographed below.  Of course, no colors can be matched perfectly, but we believe this is a pretty close match that does not call immediate attention to itself.  Perhaps more importantly, the restoration was integrated into the kilim so it will withstand the test of time.  ---www.traditionalrugrepair.com


 

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