Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bokhara Rug Reweaving

A nice Bokhara rug was brought in by a customer for a deep cleaning; it definitely needed it as the rug had not been cleaned in about 3 years. While we were inspecting the rug a noticeable blemish jumped out at us... a chunk was torn off one of the ends of the rug. Take a look below:
We had 2 options for our customer: One was to go as deep as the damage and secure the rug straight across (which would go into the design a bit) or we could do a reweave of the area (which is more costly but would bring the rug back to its original condition). The owner had this rug in their possession for about 15 years and it meant a lot to them, so they decided to do the reweaving to bring the rug back to life. We first secured the rug at the tear to prevent any further damage during the cleaning. Take a look:
After the cleaning was complete the rug was now clean, sanitized and deodorized. We had our master weaver work on the rug and the results speak for themselves. Take a look at the cleaned, rewoven rug below:
The cleaning and reweave have brought this rug new life and the owner was extremely happy with how everything turned out. We were happy to return this piece of art in such great condition; if you have a rug that is dirty or damaged bring it in to Rug Ideas so we can help in the rejuvenating process that we have been experts at for more than half a decade!

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

1 comment:

Anne H said...

Great post, like always! I am very much impressed with your work..