Hand Rug Repair
The knowledgeable and talented staff at Renaissance Rug Cleaning love working with rugs and related textiles and more importantly, we know how to repair oriental rugs properly. We will guide you through various options to preserve the integrity of your woven rug; new or antique rugs, a repair can restore its beauty, maintain the value, and keep it usable for generations.
We avoid the use of machine binding, surging, and adhesives on hand-woven textiles. These shortcuts, while economical, often destroy the aesthetics, value, integrity, collectability, and reduce the longevity of fine rugs.
WE SPECIALIZE IN ORIENTAL RUG REPAIR AND ALL KINDS OF WOVEN TEXTILES
Persian, Braided, Felt, Flokati, Hook, Kilim, Navajo, Sumac, Tapestries, Tribal Bags and more
The edges of my tribal rug are frayed, tattered & forlorn what can be done?
...a stitch in time.
The old saying "a stitch in time, saves nine" applies to rugs; maybe it originated in the rug world? Oriental rugs take a beating on the floor, worn and tattered by time or nibbled on by a new puppy; catching a frayed end or side early not only saves the value of your oriental rug but also saves you from much more costly repairs down the road. The restoration experts at Renaissance can help with both. Renaissance specializes in traditional hand repairs of oriental rugs. The owners each have over 35 years of experience with hand-woven rugs.
RUG ALTERATION RESIZING
Size matters. Is that existing rug too big to fit in your new home? We are experts at altering area rugs to different sizes. Perhaps you have found that dream Nepalese rug available in 10x14 that needs to fit a 10x10 space we can help. We work with Portland's top dealers & designers with such needs all the time.
FRINGE, END TASSELS REPAIR
Fringe takes a beating, often the ends of oriental rugs need repair or restoration, We can repair fringe to look like new or match existing fringe on a vintage or antique rug to make the repair look age-relevant to the original. Don't like the fringe, tassels on end look on your rug? We can hide fringe without destroying its value. Or we can remove the fringe completely if desired for a more modern clean rug look.
I have a hole in my oriental rug what can be done?
At Renaissance Rug Cleaning "We make problems, disappear". We repair holes, fraying, and missing pile all the time. The sooner these damages are addressed the less costly the repair will be. We have built an extensive library of restoration yarns to fix just about any rug and any issue in nearly any rug new or antique from all major rug weaving countries including Morocco, India, Turkey, Iran/Persia, Nepal, Afghanistan, Egypt, Armenia, and others.
Reweaving of a handwoven Turkish Yatak rug done at our workshop in SE Portland from start to completion of the repair.
Reweave of a Persian Kazvin circa 1930s at our workshop damaged by a potted plant
Feel free to contact us with any questions the staff at Renaissance Rug Cleaning would love to hear from you.