When a rug has lost its charm and looks dull because of fading or heavy traffic, we can restore its appearance in a number of different ways. We may re-pile worn areas by putting wool back into the carpet along with the design and pattern already encompassed in the rug. Or, if the rug is beyond repair of re-piling, we can spot touch up to match the rug's original color. To match colors, we blend wools or silks by strand, age, and type to assimilate exact texture and luster. Our dyes are always derived from natural substances. In rare cases, if the foundation of an antique rug is too brittle to tie knots onto, we touch up the foundation instead.