Showing posts with label Afghan kilim repair. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Afghan kilim repair. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Kilim Repair

 


After all these years, I still get excited when I start a new kilim restoration project.  I enjoy every stage of the process, including the yarn selection that is so critical to how the restoration looks when it is completed.  While it is never possible to find a perfect match, we generally have success in making sure that the shade we choose will allow the restoration to blend into the original piece as much as possible.  Whenever I start something new, I always marvel that it takes so few tools to create, or in this case, restore, something that will likely outlive our generation by so many years.  It's a way of connecting to the past, and to the future.  And in that fact, I find great peace and beauty. --www.traditionalrugrepair.com

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Afghan Kilim Chewed by Dog - Repair in Progress




After professionally cleaning this lovely Afghan kilim, we began reconstructing the warp (the vertical brownish-greyish vertical fibers in the photos above and below).  The photo below shows the completed warp reconstruction.  


Once the warp reconstruction was completed, we began the weft reconstruction.  The weft reconstruction includes the motif reconstruction.  We always strive to be sure to use yarns as close in color to the colors of the original kilim so as to minimize the visibility of the repair.  A great compliment to us is when clients can't find our repairs.


Below is another photo of our weft reconstruction in progress.  This lovely Afghan kilim was almost ready to go home to its hungry puppy! --www.traditionalrugrepair.com


Saturday, August 10, 2013

Afghan Rug Repair - Final Steps and Result


After knotting the damaged and compromised pile, the picture above shows what the repaired area looked like from the reverse side of the rug.


Once we removed the rug from its temporary loom, our Afghan rug repair was almost complete.



The only remaining step was to trim the fringe to the same length as that of the original Afghan rug.


And, finally, pictured above is the final result of our Afghan rug repair.  As a reminder, the picture below is a close-up of what the area looked like before our repair.   --www.traditionalrugrepair.com