If you’ve inherited a Persian rug that has sentimental value, then it is likely worth repairing.
Usually most people who inherit an oriental rug have a personal attachment to it. Memories of when they were a kid, playing on the rug when visiting close relative, creates an undeniable attachment. If this is the case, then in most cases it is a good idea to repair the so that you can enjoy it for another generation. At the very least the rug should be repaired so any further damage is eliminated. In many cases it is not as importuned to do a full restoration unless you really love the rug or it’s a unique work of art.
Antique Persian and Oriental Rugs.
If you are fortunate to own a unique antique rug Persian or Otherwise and it is need of repair than you may consider an all-out retardation project. Antique and estate rugs nit only have eutectic beauty, they may also have exceptional monetary value. There is strong market demand for unique rugs and carpets. The value of these rugs will be somewhat maintained if the repairs are done by hand by a qualified rug restorer. Check with us. We offer free consultation.
Top 10 Persian Rugs
These days we can no longer discriminate regarding when it comes to country of origin. Although Persian rugs are the most sought after, there are rugs from China, British India and Turkey as well as Caucasian Rugs from the Caucasus that are worthy. It isn’t enough being an antique rug, it must be an exceptional antique rug, regardless of origin.
Decorative Rugs It takes time, brain power that you don’t want to waste, to shop for a new rug. Therefore, it may be a good idea just to wash and repair the existing rug (if it already works in your decor) and avoid a bunch of trips to the rug store. Who’s got time? That all we got to say about that.
Washing Your Vintage Rug
You really don’t know how dirty your oriental rug is until you have it cleaned. If you buy an antique or vintage oriental and Persian rug online, from a private seller or an estate auction, then you should have it cleaned before you lay it out in your home. You May not notice but rugs that have been on the floor for years accumulate dead skin, dog and pet dander and all kinds of nasty spills that were wiped up but no thoroughly cleaned. Those stains are still there. You just don’t know whats on that carpet. A thorough handwashing will remove those nasty stains and bodily fluids of the last owner and their family. Oriental and area rugs should be cleaned every 2-3 years especially vintage and antique rugs that were recently purchased
Repairing Your Vintage Rugs
Usually antique and vintage rugs need some sort of repair. The proper repair will maintain the integration of your rug and carpet. One of the worst things that a rug repairer can do is put machine fringes on an antique or vintage Persian rug. It is not only ugly; the glue will cause the end of the rug to deteriorate rapidly over years. Proper fringing, binding and re-weaving will maintain the aesthetic and investment value of your rug.