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A definitive, step-by-step guide to the reknotting, reconstruction, care, and
preservation of oriental rugs The demand for oriental rugs has increased
dramatically in recent years. Many owners now put more value on their rugs as
works of art than as floor coverings, and current prices reflect their status.
As a result, rugs that may once have remained stored in attics or been destined
for the junkyard are being revived, repaired, and restored. Rug repair services
are more popular than ever, but many repairs are not as difficult as you may
think. Anyone who can learn needlecraft can acquire the necessary skills. This
comprehensive guide covers all the essential techniques, materials, and tools
required to repair oriental rugs. The accessible text is accompanied by clear
step-by-step diagrams and illustrations that teach you how to: assess damaged
areas understand rug structure select yarn reknot reconstruct warp and weft use
patches repair selvage and edges repair ends and flatweaves wash rugs, remove
stains, and carry out general maintenance Oriental Rug Repair is a must-have
reference for beginners and a useful sourcebook for dealers and collectors. 40
color and 370 b/w illustrations