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Oriental Rug Repair

Our rug repair and restoration process are collaborative; we provide experienced opinions on age, value, and repair possibilities. 

 Clients use our professional experience and bits of information from our thirty-five years of experience to form an educated understanding and to make an informed, educated decision. 

We don't "sell Oriental rug repair"; we want you to make smart, well-informed choices with your rugs. At times sentimental attachment to "grandma's old rug" makes value irrelevant to the discussion, and other times an antique rug dealer, for example, value is the most critical concern. 

Our rug repair services are art and skill in its own right. A well-executed rug repair can restore beauty, maintain or increase value, and keep rugs usable for generations. Yet, Poorly done rug repair can do the opposite, destroy the value esthetics of a fine antique oriental rug and accelerate deterioration. 

We avoid using machine binding, surging, and adhesives on hand-woven oriental rugs. These shortcuts, while economical, often destroy the aesthetics, value, integrity, and collectability of Antique oriental rugs.

Worse, dissimilar materials reduce the overall longevity of oriental rugs. At Renaissance, We have a wide variety of experience working with woven rugs and textiles Persian, Turkish, Afghan, Egyptian, Navajo, Mexican, Rio Grand, hand hook, and Braided rugs.


We restore your rugs by hand to match the original work; We are rug repair experts. 


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Persian, Braided, Felt, Flokati, Hook, Kilim, Navajo, Sumac, Tapestries, Tribal Bags and more
The edges of my Persian rug are frayed, tattered & forlorn, and need repair,  what can be done?
rug repiar experts located in Portland, Oregon

...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. Timely rug repair is essential and catching a frayed end, or side early saves the value of your oriental rug and saves you from much more costly rug repairs down the road. 

The rug restoration experts at Renaissance Rug Cleaning can help with both. Renaissance specializes in traditional rug repairs by hand and maintains a large inventory of restoration yarns to fix new and antique oriental rugs.


The most common areas of damage and deterioration on oriental rugs are the fringe ends and sides. often these start with a small dog chewed corner or a rug sucked into a vacuum. Small fringe repair often pays big divadends by staying off more costly repair   


Size matters. Is that existing area 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 rug retailers & designers with such needs 

Antique Rug Repair 

We know antique rugs and how to repair your fine antiques to preserve their value and beauty. Age-related deterioration of woven rugs drives hidden or latent issues missed by those who lack experience with vintage rugs and antique carpets.

Re-knotting moth damage in a rug or nibbled side wrapping or stabilizing or consolidating damaged areas. 

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I have a hole in my oriental rug can it be repaired or what can be done?

At Renaissance Rug Cleaning "We make problems, disappear". We repair rug 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 area 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. 

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Reweaving of a handwoven Turkish Yatak rug done at our workshop. First, new foundation warp and weft yarns are inserted, and then the piled knotted in the rug. 


Renaissance Rug specializes in Hand Oriental rug repair in portland. Our repair maintains the authenticity and value of your hand-woven oriental rug.   

We stock a large inventory of imported rug restoration yarns to repair rugs. We have our own in-house repair staff to restore the beauty and authenticity of your oriental rug 

We also have the option of sending larger more extensive repairs overseas to be prepared. This option doesn't make sense in every repair situation