Antique Chinese Rug Restoration

One of our recent projects was on a traditional antique Chinese rug that was in need of restoration and repair along the selvage and center field.  Finding the right yarns was quite the challenge - the vibrant, dynamic, and rich colors of this beautiful Chinese rug belie the years it has given pleasure to its owners.  Seen from front and back, you can see the damage was most likely caused by continuous stress along the same point on the selvage.  After professionally cleaning the antique rug, finding the yarns, our next step was to recreate the warp, weft, and missing pile.  In our next post, we will highlight these latter steps. --