Thursday, October 29, 2015

Antique Caucasian Kazak Rug Repair - Final

So after reconstructing the warp and weft, we finished knotting the pile.  Above is a picture of what the area looks like after our restoration.  As you can see, no more mismatched patch.  The new section - both its colors and motifs -  blends into the rest of the rug.  The photo below shows the same restored area from behind.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Replacing a Patch in an Oriental Rug

We first removed the patch and all compromised yarns from the pile.  The rug looked like it had a neat square cut from its edge.

Next, we rebuilt the missing warp and integrated it into the pile of the rug.  The white vertical strands are the new warp.  They are seen in the above photo from the back of the rug.

In the next step of this Oriental rug restoration project, we reconstructed the weft creating the grid-like structure on which we knotted the pile.  The blue yarns in the bottom of the photo are the newly knotted pile yarns.