It's important to examine your
handmade rugs closely from time-to-time, and check for damaged areas
that may become big problems later:
-Unravelling of the selvedge (sides) is not uncommon if a rug is in
a high-traffic area.
-Broken or released binding on the ends can lead to a significant
loss of the rug's surface area (rows of pile knots may be lost!).
-Heavily-worn areas of the rug's pile should be re-woven before the
foundation becomes damaged.
-Parts of a rug placed under furniture for long periods may begin to
stress from table legs, heavy couch or bed posts, etc.
-Pets often chew parts of your rug that may be hidden from view (for
example, under a couch or bed)!
-Rugs that are in dark or low-traffic areas may suffer damage from
If it's a minor repair on a newer piece, or a full-on
restoration of a cherished antique, let the experts at Asian Trade
Rug Company do the job right! We have years and years of experience
with pile rugs, kelims, sumaks, tapestries... literally rugs from
all over the world.
-hanging loops or velcro
-complete restoration or re-weaving