Antique Soumak Rug Repair

The Soumak rug repair we recently completed first entailed a professional cleaning of the piece.  Then, we rebuilt the compromised and missing warp, pictured below.

After we rebuilt the warp, we began reweaving the motifs, seen in outline form below.

And, finally, below is the final result of the Soumak rug repair.  We aimed to match the original rich and vibrant tones of the original yarns.  As always, our goal was to have the repaired section blend into the original and allow its owner to enjoy the piece for years to come.