Oriental Rug Repair

Oriental Rug Repair

by Peter F. Stone
     
 

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

Overview

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 areasunderstand rug structureselect yarnreknotreconstruct warp and weftuse patchesrepair selvage and edgesrepair ends and flatweaveswash rugs, remove stains, and carry out general maintenanceOriental Rug Repair is a must-have reference for beginners and a useful sourcebook for dealers and collectors.

Editorial Reviews

Antique Trader
“A professional-quality manual”
The Chicago Tribune
“There’s a lot to learn about Oriental rugs. Oriental Rug Repair has some pointers to get you started”
Library Journal
Stone (The Oriental Rug Lexicon) shares his expertise and includes numerous line drawings illustrating techniques; however, there is a disappointing shortage of color photos, which are particularly necessary in discussions of color matching and patterns. Despite the fine detail in this book, preservation and repair is probably best left to the professionals. This highly specialized title is for fearless do-it-yourselfers or conservationists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500515211
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Peter F. Stone is an expert on oriental carpets and the author of several books. He lives in Michigan.

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