Thursday, December 20, 2012

Turkish Kilim - Cleaning & Repair

A customer of ours recently brought in a Turkish Kilim of hers to be deep cleaned as it had not been washed in about 2 years. While we were doing our inspection of the kilim, it was immediately noticeable the the ends of the kilim were not secured and unraveling had started to occur. Take a look below:
Due to this unraveling parts of the design of the kilim were starting to be lost. The owner opted to have us do the securing so she could save the kilim from further damage. We first secured the damaged areas, so that the cleaning would not make any further damage. After the deep cleaning process was complete, one of our master weavers started work on the securing of both ends. Take a look at the results:
Not only was this kilim beautified by the deep cleaning (the colors are more vibrant as they had been covered by a layer of dust and dirt) but it's structure is now secure with the work done to the ends. Our customer was so happy that the unraveling had been stopped, and that her kilim now looked brand new. Another day, another smile... at Rug Ideas!

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

1 comment:

Dave said...

great looking < rug repair!>