Repairing a Turkish Kilim

Our latest kilim repair and restoration project was on a handwoven kilim from Kayseri, a city in central Anatolia, Turkey.  The kilim is made of fine hand-spun wool, and exhibits the fabulous and perhaps surprisingly harmonious vibrant color combination of red, orange, black, blue, and white, among others.  As with most other large projects, we first professionally clean the kilim before commencing any repair or restoration.  Next, we stretch out the kilim and focus on repairing the holes and compromised section, one of which is pictured above and below.  --