Damaged Rug Fringe Restoration


Fringes are often the first areas where a fine hand knotted rug begins to show wear and tear.  Damage can be caused by a number of factors, including vacuuming, pets, or children pulling at the enticing yarns that form the fringe.  Once the fringe has been damaged, the hand knotted yarns that form the pile are vulnerable to damage as well.  Restoring pile is much more skill and time intensive than repairing or restoring damaged fringe.  This is why it is always a good idea to repair or restore a damaged fringe as soon as possible.  
The antique Kazak rug above had damage to both the fringe and pile.  Because of its age and fine nature, we recommended a full restoration which requires the warp to be rebuilt and integrated into the pile.  This is the stage shown here.  Next, we will reknot the missing and damaged pile. ---www.traditionalrugrepair.com