Craftsman re weaving the edge of an antique Caucasian carpet.
Our master weaver Isa is repairing an antique Persian rug.
Craftsman repairing a huge hole in an antique Oushak rug.
Yusuf is repairing an antique Moroccan Rug.
The wool used is the same age as the carpet, not the new wool often used in such repairs.
Close up picture of repairing Antique Heriz.
PHASE 2 : Gathering Wool
Here, wool is being removed from an antique Caucasian kilim for use in restoration.
Musa is one of our master restorers, removing wool from antique Persian Kilim. He is planning to use this wool restore a 150 years old Persian Rug. This is the best way to match exactly the same color and texture.
PHASE 3 : Master Craftsman
Ali is repairing an antique Caucasian carpet.
Rifat is repairing 150 years old antique Oushak. The restoration will take about two months.
Yusuf is one of our master craftsmen who has done restoration for over 30 years, supervises the work in one of our repair rooms.
PHASE 4 : Natural Dyes
All of our dyes are natural dyes, Hand-prepared from plants and minerals. No factory-made dyes are used. All of our wool is hand spun.
Our craftsman custom-dying wool to match colors for restoration. He is using some minerals to dye the wool.
PHASE 5 : Removing Dead Piles
Our Repairman Ibrahim is removing dead pile and preparing the rug for restoration. After removing all the dead pile, he will repile the worn area.
PHASE 6 : Shearing Excess Pile
Samet is master craftsman in our New York location. He is shearing the excess wool after reweaving a hole in an antique Persian Bidgar carpet.
PHASE 7 : Finishing Touches
Ibrahim is finishing the repair with a chain-stitch. About 4 inches wide border has been re-woven.
THE LAST STAGE: After seven weeks of restoration, pressing with heavy iron. No carpets or kilim leaves our facility unless it is as perfect as the day it was created.