These three 93 year old rugs were made by the owner's grandmother,
Selma, in Arlington, Ma. They suffered severe moth damage while in storage
and further damage when "professionally" washed to remove
dead moths, nests and debris. Fortunately the storage facility's insurance
covered the cost to repair these wonderful examples of American craft
that has survived so long. Extensive repairs included removing large
sections of rug and replacing braid from bits and pieces of removed
section. Ten sections were replaced in all requiring 20-26 butts. Rows
were added back to the large rug and the small one from salvaged braid.
Much hand sewing of broken strands throughout the rugs was required.
All in all, a grand endeavor with a happy ending.
"Large Rug" Before
"Large Rug" After
"Medium Rug" Before
"Medium Rug" After
"Small Rug" After
"We have received your emails and photos of the 3 braided
rugs. They are outstanding! Thank you so much for the excellent quality
of work and the detailed explanation." Washington, D.C.