A damaged area at the end of this rug was repaired using a small piece of another rug. Patching a rug is a method of repair that may be used when the customer prefers not to invest in reweaving the missing section. In this case, our restoration expert used part of a rug that was similar in design and coloration to the rug being repaired to create the patch.
Once the patch has been sewn into the rug, it is difficult to detect. Reweaving is even more seamless, however, patching requires an investment that is about 25% the cost of reweaving; so, depending on the value of the rug both monetarily and emotionally, patching may be the better choice for repair.