|Prior repair (fifty years ago) is pulling away from the end of the rug and taking knots with it.|
Normally, with antique rugs we counsel that the rug be repaired by "overcasting" rather than re-fringing, but this rug had been re-fringed previously (in the 1960's) in a "less than optimal" manner that made undoing that repair impossible without loss of pile. So, after cleaning, an appropriate fringe style was selected to cover the prior repair, and protect the ends of the rug from further damage.
Notice too from the before and after pictures that the furniture impressions present in the rug at intake were removed as a result of washing the rug. Provided the impressions are not associated additionally with wear (or cutting) of the rug pile, or loss of rug knots, washing almost always WILL remove impressions from sofas, tables, chairs, and beds.
Here is the rug "AFTER" cleaning and repair; ready to perform its supporting role in the dining room for many more years:
|After return: the rug is clean, deodorized, and moth-resistant. |
Furniture impressions developed over time are gone.
New fringe, properly sewn to the rug, masks the unsightliness
of the old repair, and protects the ends of the rug from further damage.