Wear often begins on the heavily trafficked borders,but the fringes,or ends of the warps which run up and down the length of the carpet,are usually the first part of the fabric to wear out.Edges or selvedges along the sides of the rug frequently weaken and unravel a little later.One should closely inspect these areas from time to time to see if repair or overcasting is required. This stitching may be done by us at our showroom after the rug is professionally cleaned.
The picture above is after the selvage repair has been done. With this repair done the rug is no longer at risk of unraveling into the design. It also looks much better aesthetically and is completely secure and ready for many more years of use. If your rug has selvage damage to either side, bring it in so we can put our restoration touch on it. Our highly skilled weavers will make sure to stop any further damage the unraveling is doing. Which all means one thing: another happy customer!
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