Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Goat Hair Kilim Repair Project - Before and After
Goat hair is a difficult material to work with because it is very coarse. Despite that, however, goat hair kilims can be very beautiful as their natural color and texture lend themselves to wonderfully stark contrasts and graphic patterns. This kilim restoration project compelled us to work with goat hair. As the photo above shows, an area of goat hair yarns was damaged. We reconstructed the goat hair warp and weft, and embroidered the missing motifs. Below is the after shot of the damaged section. Another enjoyable kilim restoration project completed!