I have a small Kilim 12 inch by 12 inch that can only be called a sampler. It was given to me many years ago by a dear friend who has passed. She said she purchased it in Turkey or Afghanistan. I was asked to give a dog a retirement home. Sadly I was not told he likes to chew anything and everything. He got hold of the sampler one afternoon and did some real damage. My first thought was that it was ruined, but I decided to call a local rug dealer. It was suggested that I take the piece to Renaissance Rug Cleaning. Valerie looked at the damage and assured me it could be repaired.
I picked up the sampler today and it looks better than it ever has. I am not able to see any signs of the damage. Cleaning brightened the colors.
I am very happy with the results.