This 10' X 12' oval rug came to me in very bad condition - the worst
I have ever seen.
The shipper had bound it with a steel band that cut into the rug and
ruined many areas. I needed a hacksaw to remove the band. Worse yet,
the plastic used to ship the rug had torn off and the rug had been tossed
and dragged around in a truck with no covering all the way from Florida.
It is one of the many rugs made by the owner's grandmother who immigrated
here from England and who used old coats to make her rugs. It is about
70 years old.
It needed five damaged sections repaired from braid salvaged from two
outside rows. Cleaning it after its hair-raising ride here was a real
problem and I removed a quart of sand and grit before I was able to
shampoo it. It turned out the be magnificent and has many years of life
"Jane & Mary's Creation" After
"All I can say, Marge, is....WOW. It looks beautiful. I am
so amazed at what you have done. It doesn't even look like the same
rug. How bright the colors are. I am very satisfied ." Oviedo,