Today's post involves a rug that has been shipped to us from Florida and was referred to us by one of our repeat customers. The rug is a beautiful handknotted piece that unfortunately had some water damage to part of it and developed dry rot. Dry rot on a rug is extremely fragile and breaks apart just by touching it. This rug meant a lot to the customer so he has opted for a custom repair job of downsizing the rug to remove the rotted parts. Take a look below:
The dry rot look horrible and makes those parts of the rug unusable as it will start disintegrating when touched. We are going remove 1 foot from each side to remove the damaged areas, then do binding all the way around to secure the newly sized rug. This will all be done by hand by one of our master weavers. Stay tuned for a follow up on how the repair goes. Custom jobs are just another ordinary day for us at Rug Ideas; if you have one in mind, talk to us so we can help you through all of your options!
Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)