Antique Persian Rug Restoration - Before and After Example

We recently restored a beautiful fine antique Persian rug that had various damaged areas, including the one photographed above.  We first professionally cleaned this gorgeous antique rug, taking care not to worsen any of the existing damage.  Once the rug was cleaned and dry, we sourced the yarns that would best blend into the muted antique color palette.   The dusty rose and blues were probably a lot more saturated a century ago but it was important for us to match the yarns to the beautiful warm tones that a century of sunlight had produced.  Once we sourced the best yarns for this antique rug restoration project, we carefully reknotted the pile reconstructing the motif that had been damaged through a century of wear and tear.  The result will allow this rug to be used and enjoyed for years to come.