Restoring a Worn Persian Rug

After decades of steadfast service to its owners, this fine Persian rug had begun to show its age when it made its way into our workroom.  The white worn sections marked areas where the warp began to show through after sections of the pile, and therefore the rug's motifs, had succumbed to years of foot traffic and, we hope, fun family chaos.  As with nearly all of our projects, we first carefully professionally washed the rug to remove all the dirt embedded in the fibers and to have a clean palette  for our restoration project.