Antique rug fringe repair

As any admirer of handmade rugs will know, one can live with a handmade rug for years and still discover new beautiful details.  When we restore rugs, we try to maintain those beautiful intricacies as much as possible.  This beautiful antique rug had some fringe damage so after restoring the fringe, we bound the fringe with a chain detail as seen in the top photo.  From the back (the bottom photo), the chain detail is not as visible.  The chain detail serves to further minimize the risk of unraveling, but it is also a beautiful detail that serves to enhance the beauty of an already lovely piece.