Carpet Repair Workshop

Many carpet makers in Turkey are experts at repairing and restoring antique carpets and kilims (a tapestry woven carpet) and sumaks (another tapestry technique, sometimes spelled ‘soumak’ or ‘sumac’) from Anatolia, Persia and the Caucasus.

Skilled craftsmen and women use hand-spun wool dyed with natural colouring agents so that they blend in seamlessly with the original materials. Old and antique carpets and kilims can also be carefully washed at the right temperature.