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Rug Repair and Antique Rug Restoration

Rug Repairs in General
Most damage occurs to the edges of rugs, usually to the fringes, binding and to the cord along the side. All are relatively easy to repair. We can restore and replace missing ends and secure the edges to prevent further damage. The edges of hand-knotted rugs will be rewrapped by hand using fibres as near as possible to the original colour and texture of the rug. If the foundation or edge cording is worn through, it will first have to be rebuilt.
Below is a Persian Nain Rug that had its edge pulled off by a puppy.

persian nain rug before repair
persian nain rug after damaged caused by puppy repaired
As a result of years of neglect and heavy use the Persian Kashan Rug featured below lost one of its borders and the fringing. Our restoration team managed to reweave the entire border and completed it with a beautiful new fringe.
This rug is a perfect example of why basic repairs should not be put off. All the fringe was worn away and a total reweave of the entire width of the rug was required, costly but necessary in order to save the rug.
Persian rug repairs like this can be avoided. Please look at our rug fringe repair page for more photos and videos.

Repairing Rugs with Wear and Tear,
Restoration of a rug can go as far as re-weaving a significantly large worn area or simply putting fringes back together. We use hand spun wool and tailor made vegetable dyes individually mixed for colour matching to suit the needs of the rug. We can advise you on the viability of a rug repair, relative to the value of the rug in question.
Below is an example of a
Persian Rug that was significantly worn due to a 100 year or so of use and enjoyment. With the help of our expert craftsmen it was restored to near perfect condition without loosing any of its character or charm.

persian rug before restoration
this is how the rug looks after the careful restoration of all damaged areas.

Repairing Holes in Rugs
Try not to ignore these, they will only get bigger! Reweaving holes is easier if the warp and the weft of the rug do not have to be replaced in addition to re-piling or re-knotting. It is very important that the right yarn texture, finish, and colour are matched to the existing rug. For this reason sewing in patches has limited value, if any - especially on a good Oriental rug. Restoration by reweaving is highly recommended.

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