It is important to find a highly skilled artisan when considering antique restoration. Feel free to call us at 212-397-9060 or use our contact page for more information about restoring your carpet. We offer a wide variety of cleaning and restoration services to accommodate your needs.
Critical things to consider before restoring your carpet:
The earlier the rug was woven, the more wear and restoration is allowable. The impact on value is determined by how much restoration there is and how well it is executed. Chemical washing, extreme sun-fading and staining, and reducing the size of rugs have a deep negative impact on the rug’s value.
All natural dyes are paramount for the carpet to have more than just decorative value. Beyond that, various dyers had varying levels of skill and invested different lengths of time in dyeing the yarns. The “quality of color”–its radiance and level of nuance within each color–is centrally important. Certain rare colors such as Tyrian purple, saffron yellow, cochineal rose and greens add to the carpet’s value.