Recently a customer came into our showroom with a kilim that had been in her family for a long time. It was badly damaged and she wanted to know what, if anything, could be done to save some of the disintegrating kilim. Take a look at pics of the tattered kilim below.
The kilim had totally fallen apart on all sides and was impossible to get back into a solid piece. We had a fabulous idea, though, that would keep the intact pieces together and could be displayed another way... a customized repair job. There were enough pieces that could be gathered to make a set of custom cushions fabricated from the remaining intact parts. Backing was installed on the kilim pieces and a custom sew job, complete with zipper for easy access, was done. Take a look at the results below!
The process took just a couple weeks and 4 small cushions & 4 large cushions were made. Our customer was so happy with the results and the fact that we were able to offer her a solution so that she could keep, use and display her treasured piece of art. At Rug Ideas we provide the experience and creativity to make sure our customers have all the options available to them... even customized one-offs! If you have a rug or kilim that holds sentimental value to you, come in and talk with us to see how we can help you maintain/clean/repair it so that you can cherish it and keep it in the family!
Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)