Friday, September 26, 2014

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Carpet & Kilims Repair

Caring for Rugs and Kilims

We have years of extensive experience in providing the skilled care necessary to preserve thousands of hand knotted rugs and hand woven kilims, including treasured family heirlooms, collectible museum-quality antique rugs, and pieces appreciated for their decorative value in clients' homes. 

As we often illustrate on our blog, to repair and restore rugs and kilims is a skill and labor-intensive process, which can include:

  •     sourcing the right yarns to be used for the repair or restoration
  •     protecting the surrounding areas around the damage
  •     rebuilding all damaged or missing warp
  •     reknotting pile while recreating missing or damaged motifs
  •     weaving weft to tighten knots or to recreate missing motifs as in the case of kilims
  •     binding selvages (selvedges) to prevent the edges from fraying
  •     binding and rebuilding fringes to prevent unraveling

We believe that combining these steps to restore a handmade rug or kilim is an art form in which we take great pride.

We provide a full range of superior kilim and rug repair and restoration services, including those necessary to address the following common problems faced by rug and kilim owners:

  •     worn fringes
  •     holes and/or torn areas
  •     moth damage
  •     pile wear
  •     kilim unraveling
  •     selvage (selvedge) wear

We are committed to providing our clients with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about how to care for and preserve their rugs and kilims for years to come.   As such, we provide free inspections of all clients' rugs and kilims in need of repair or restoration.  During these inspections, we provide detailed explanations of the various repair and restoration options available to our clients.  In addition, we provide clear and detailed information regarding the price of all repair and restoration options available to our clients.

Please call us at +90 (212) 527 6063,  or email us at or to learn about scheduling a free inspection of any rugs or kilims you believe may need repair or restoration.

Frequently Asked Questions About Restoration & Repair

The fringes on my rug are coming undone.  Is there something I can do?

Absolutely.  Fringes can be repaired and bound.  It is important to have this repair done as soon as possible.  The more fringes unravel, the more difficult and costly the repair will be. 

Is there a difference between rug repair and rug restoration?

People often refer to rug repair and restoration interchangeably.  Technically, a restoration, however, implies that the work is meant to restore a piece to its original state.  A repair is meant to fix a problem, which may or may not mean that it will be restored to its original state.  As such, in some instances, a restoration can be the same thing as a repair.  However, in some instances, to properly restore a rug will require more than just repairing a specific problem such as fringe unraveling.  When we examine your piece, we will tell you the options available to you, repair or restoration, and give you estimates for both.

How much does restoration or repair of a hole cost?

Because each handmade rug and kilim is one-of-a-kind and because each problem will be unique, it is impossible to state how much it will cost to address all problem areas.  This will depend on the individual circumstances.  However, we give free estimates to all of our clients at no obligation upon our inspection of their rugs and kilims.

My rug was eaten by moths.  Can it be fixed?

Yes, a rug eaten by moths can be repaired.  Before we repair it, however, we will have to professionally clean it to remove any moth larvae still living in the rug.

Do you only repair and clean Persian rugs or Oriental rugs?

No, we provide all kinds of services on handmade rugs and kilims, including cleaning and repairing Navajo rugs; dhurrie kilims; and handhooked rugs.
Examples of Our Restoration & Repair
Rug Repair:  Antique Caucasian Kazak Rug Repair
Minnet Bozdemir

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