Friday, December 2, 2011

Securing Fringes at the End of Rugs

By using rugs and carpets on the floor and vacuuming them, tassels or fringes at the ends get damaged and unravel. This may lead to losing the design of the rug if the problem is not properly taken care of.  There may be several options in dealing with this problem. One is securing the fringes as seen on the above posted pictures above.

The second option is overcasting and we do this if fringes are too short and unraveling may damage the design. Below, I am posting pictures of an overcasting job for an antique Isfahan rug. The quality of the jobs posted here is very high that one may think these are done by machine. One of our repair masters who has been in rug  restoration for over 40 years, has done the securing and overcasting of these two rugs.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
Tel. 310-770-9085

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