Sunday, February 7, 2010

Rug Restoration, Rug Conservation, and Rug Repair Los Angeles

Rug restoration, conservation and repair cannot be used interchangeably as each one is different from the other one. Then, what is the difference? We do all these three.
Restoration of a rug is when we restore an repair an antique, old or damaged rug to look its best and original condition. In this highly specialized process, we use the same weaving technique, same type of fiber, and dye. For example, if the colors of the rug are natural dye, we use naturally dyed yarn. Or if the wool is hand spun, we use the same type of hand spun wool to have the same look. If the knots are symmetrical, we use the same technique and the same type of knot construction. By employing all these, we try to get as close as possible to the original condition of the rug. Restoration needs a higher level of expertise compared with conservation or repair.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)

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