Repairing damaged fringes on an Oriental rug - mid process

After our client's puppy had a rug's fringes for a post-dinner snack, our first task in this Oriental rug fringe repair was to remove all the compromised fringes and prepare to repair the damaged pile and fringes.   As the pictures above and below show, we inserted a series of cotton warp strings into the rug and then nailed them onto a board.  The warp will be the base upon which we will knot the damaged pile.  The end of the warp will be the fringes - a decorative, but also very important part of an Oriental rug's structure.