Repair and restoration of oriental carpets, kilims and tapestries.
The rugs consist of natural and therefore perishable materials, which is why deterioration appears to be inevitable, even in the best maintained carpets. The pile wears, the fringes come off, the edges disappear or get loose. Intervention by our restorers is urgently needed.
If moreover your rug has sentimental value and you want to keep it as a personal souvenir, entrust your rug to us immediately for any repair performed by enthusiastic professionals.
Restoration of holes and tears caused by wear, moths, dogs, burns, etc. on quotation.
First a drawing is made of the pattern where the repair has to be performed. This is done with the aid of coloured circles. Each circle represents one knot in the rug. The circle has the colour of the actual knot in the pattern of the carpet. When this drawing is fully completed, the rug is attached to a sort of small table. Finally we set new threads and weaving can begin.
Repair of fringes, making a stop: from € 55 VAT incl. per running metre.
In this method, a small part of the rug is first unravelled and subsequently a stop is knotted against it to prevent further fraying. In this way, new fringes are made. Finally they are cut to the same length. Here you can personally choose how long the fringes of the rug should be.
There is also the option of sewing in new fringes. We opt for this method if you want to restore the rug to its original state or if in the first instance there were no fringes on the rug.
Reconstruction of edgings or overcast seams: from € 55 VAT incl. per running metre.
When repairing the side edge of the rug a stop is placed against the old edge to prevent fraying. Then we sew in a new edge.
Removal of fringes and replacement by an overcast seam: from € 55 VAT incl. per running metre.
Lining the rug with hand-sown cotton canvas, on quotation.
Applying a strengthening band to stop the rug from creasing, on quotation.
SHEARING, TENSIONING AND STRAIGHTENING
With this procedure we can shorten the pile and/or remove any sunlight discolouration and return the colour of the rug to its original state. Obviously provided that there is sufficient pile available (it is not currently possible).
With this technique we can straighten the rug (length or crosswise) or remove creases after water damage or after the rug was exposed to temperature differences combined with moisture. For old rugs too we can apply this technique to remove certain folds.