Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Antique Persian Rug Restoration - in progress

We made rejoining the two halves of this fine antique rug the first step in our Persian rug restoration.  This required recreating and joining the warp from each side of the halves and reknotting the pile in the "seam" area.

Of course, sewing the two pieces together is an option for repair, but it is not an option for an authentic restoration.  When working with an antique rug of this quality, we always recommend clients do a proper rug restoration to bring back the rug to the way it was when it was originally hand knotted and to preserve it for generations to come.

This last picture above shows the Persian runner as one piece as it was knotted originally.  Of course, there remained a lot to do after this point in our restoration as the worn pile throughout the field of the rug clearly indicates.  --www.traditionalrugrepair.com

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Antique Persian Rug Restoration

Our rug restoration projects have been keeping us busy, and we've sadly taken a long break from blogging.  We intend to rectify that.  One of the recent projects we took on during our blogging hiatus was an antique Persian rug restoration.  The Persian rug, seen here, had extensive damage, including a clean tear along the middle.  Perhaps the two pieces of this runner were torn apart to be used in separate spaces, but the client, understandably, wanted to restore his beautiful Persian antique runner to its former glory.  The rug required extensive restoration, including joining the two pieces that had somehow been separated.

The restoration also required that we reweave extensive wear and several holes that had occurred over a century in the field of the Persian rug.

Below is another picture of the worn field of the antique Persian rug.

This was a fantastic challenge for us.  We will share our progress and results of this damaged, but beautiful, antique Persian rug in blogs to come.  --www.traditionalrugrepair.com