Antique Persian Rug Restoration

There are few things more satisfying than restoring a beautiful antique Oriental rug.  While modern rugs undoubtedly can be exquisite, there is something that only centuries of wear, sunlight, and care can do to a rug.  For an inexplicable reason, time seems to enhance the beauty in fine Oriental rugs.  To be sure, there are specific challenges associated with restoring antique rugs, including sourcing the right color wool that is muted just so and working around fragile wool that has been lived on for decades - even centuries.  Despite the challenges, however, I find it especially rewarding to see a rug that had been almost unusable come back to "life," and in turn allowing it to be used for many more decades to come. --