Kilim Restoration - Result and a Recipe to Follow
This is the completed kilim restoration (taken from the back side of the kilim). Unfortunately, I did not photograph the front side before returning it to my client! Still, it gives you an idea of the final product. If you recall, this is what it looked like before:
So, if you're taking notes, these are the steps I took: 1) kilim cleaning; 2) matching the yarns; 3) rebuilding the warp; and 4) weaving. Follow those 4 steps, invest lots of time, lots of patience, and lots of love for the art and kilim itself, and you'll be restoring pieces for future generations to use and treasure. --www.traditionalrugrepair.com.