The decision whether or not to invest in restoring a damaged rug or textile
depends on the value of the piece, extent of damage, prospects for satisfactory
results, and the sentimental or historical significance. By its nature,
hand restoration is slow and expensive, but an experienced professional
can work efficiently and nearly invisibly. It is worth finding a restorer
who specializes in the type of work needed; even at higher hourly rates
you will get better work often at lower over-all cost. Textival offers
a full range of restoration services, including re-weaving and re-knotting,
conservation and mounting, edge stabilization, and re-dyeing discolored
Our oriental rug repair and restoration service utilizes an extensive stock of wool, cotton, and linen materials we have collected through the years. Some material ravelled from old rug fragments can be used in restoration. When appropriate and with the client’s consent, large-scale projects can be sent to a secure facility in Turkey through an insured broker.
Because Navajo textile restoration requires custom dying, carding, spinning and plying of various yarns and fleeces, it can be more expensive. We have developed our own techniques for joining new material with old, and most Navajo rug restoration done at Textival is virtually invisible.
Textival uses Lanaset acid dyes for superior wash- and light-fastness.
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