Cleaning, Repair & Restoration

We offer a range of services that includes repair and restoration.

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REPAIR & RESTORE

In most Oriental rugs, the first areas that wear are the sides and edges because they receive the most traffic. We match the worn spots with over 200 colors of wool and cotton. If we do not have the exact color, we dye it with all-natural dyes. In the more complicated areas, such as the field of the rug, we do a reweave, which is complicated but well worth it to save a fine carpet.

Years of use, water damage, pet stains and unraveled threads…we’ve seen it all! You can trust your antiques and modern pieces with us.

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NATURAL CLEANING BY HAND

The first thing we do is test a small area to make sure there will be no color run. We start with cold water and gradually increase the temperature. Both sides of the piece are then thoroughly vacuumed. Once this is done we immerse the rug in warm water and scrub it with organic solvents. We moth-proof the rug with a special mixture owner Barry Hornig learned in Central Asia and then hang the rug in a hot room for 2 days until it’s dry. Then the rug is gently vacuumed on both sides, and finally, we leave it outside in the fresh air for one day.

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FURNITURE & PILLOWS

Sometimes it’s impossible to fix a rug. We try to recycle the fragments, and the easiest way to do this is to make pillows. We also enjoy taking vintage and antique frames of furniture and using the fragments for seats, cushions, and pillows. Barry says, “I feel that I am passing this furniture on to the next generation and retaining some of its history. Each piece is one of a kind.”

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