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    Antique Persian Oriental rug restoration repair near me Oxfordshire
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    Looking for specialist care for your prized antique Persian & Oriental Rugs near me?

    Red wine spilled on your priceless Qum silk rug? Dog chewed a hole in your Gabbeh? Vaccuum damaged the fringes of your Bokhara? No worries, we're here to help. We are open seven days a week including evenings and weekends. And with free collection and delivery service in the southeast of England, we’ll have your rug restored to its former glory in no time.


    "Rug Nurse did an excellent job restoring our neglected oriental rug to its former beauty and have great experience and expertise in this field."

    — Matilda Bell, Cheltenham

    EXCELLENT rating
    Based on 9 reviews
    A great family business who have served my wife and I. Highly recommended.
    Matthew Lymn Rose
    Matthew Lymn Rose
    Prompt and professional service, rug cleaned and repaired. Will probably use again.
    elizabeth cooke
    elizabeth cooke
    Rug nurse is fantastic! My much loved rugs have had a new lease of life and look amazing. The team were responsive, punctual and gave me text and photographic updates as the cleaning and repair process progressed. I would highly recommend Rug Nurse.
    Home visit from a professional knowledgeable lady who knew her stuff ! Quoted for the repair of my heirloom piece. Reasonable prices.
    Julia Hunt
    Julia Hunt
    Just had my rugs & carpets cleaned by the brilliant Rugnurse. Polite, friendly, professional service & have made my carpets & rugs look brand new 🤩 I would highly recommend these guys. Give them a try-you won’t be disappointed.
    Ellie Smith
    Ellie Smith
    I asked Christine if she could repair my much loved Afghan Rug that I had bought there a number of years ago and which had been damaged. It came back in fabulous condition, repaired and cleaned. Thank you, you have done a wonderful job, I am most grateful.
    Jeremy Wescombe
    Jeremy Wescombe
    First class service
    Reps Direct
    Reps Direct
    Highly recommend Christina a lovely girl and does a wonderful job
    sophie warre
    sophie warre
    Had my rug cleaned and very happy with the outcome. Great service & would highly recommend! Thank you😊
    Linzi C
    Linzi C

    Hi, I am Christina — the Rug Nurse!

    “I am the 3rd generation of my family to provide a specialist hand-made antique Persian and oriental rug repair restoration and cleaning service. As a child I watched my grandfather and uncle repair and clean rugs . I have always been fascinated with the history behind each item and wanted to follow in their footsteps. Now—as the Rug Nurse—I am dedicated to continued professional development and improvement within our business.”

    — Christina Young, CEO

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    Oriental rug fringe repair restoration
    Persian rug repair wool and materials
    Afghan village rug repair edging and fringes


    Trust Rug Nurse with all your antique Persian & oriental rug repairs and cleaning

    Our antique rug repair and cleaning service uses traditional methods. As experts in antique rug restoration we have access to original and traditional materials from the various countries of original manufacture. We reuse old materials or products as close as possible to the original when dealing with antique carpets and rugs.

    • Reweaving and repiling of worn areas often caused by moth damage
    • Restoration of damaged rugs, including damage caused by fire, water or spills
    • Colour revival—we strive to provide an exact, or near as possible, colour wool match
    • Fixing of curled edges and corners, applying straps to ensure your rug remains flat
    • Repairing damaged and missing fringes with reinforcement as required
    • Mould, mildew and stain removal i.e. red wine and pet staining

    Expert craftsmen clean and insect-treat all rugs in our climate-controlled premises before we begin repairs.

    Treatment timescales

    As with any bespoke work, it can be hard to estimate treatment or repair times, but once we have sight of the rug, we may be able to give an estimate which is dependant on availability of materials.


    We offer a full money back guarantee if you are not totally satisfied. Our business is fully insured, giving you the assurance you need when leaving your valuable property with us.

    Collection & delivery

    We provide a free pick-up and delivery service in the Oxfordshire, Cotswolds, Surrey and West Sussex areas. Contact us for rates for the surrounding areas.

    Oriental Antique Rugs and Carpets are our Speciality

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    Oriental Rugs

    An Oriental Rug is a heavy textile made for a range of utility and symbolic purposes and produced in the Orient—anywhere east of Europe—the Near East,  Middle East and Far East. Often called Islamic Carpets, the term “oriental rug” is used mainly for convenience.

    Kilim Rugs

    A Kilim is a flat tapestry-woven carpet or rug traditionally produced in countries of the former Persian Empire, including Iran, the Balkans and the Turkic countries. Kilims can be purely decorative or can function as prayer rugs. Modern kilims are popular floor coverings in Western households.

    Iranian Rugs

    Rugs woven by Iran’s tribal villages are known for their fine wool, bright colours, and traditional patterns. Nomadic village weavers often produce rugs with bolder designs, which are considered as the most authentic and traditional rugs of Persia. Gabbeh rugs are the best-known type of carpet from this line of tradition.

    Persian Rugs

    Persian Rugs, also known as Iranian Carpets, are produced in Iran (historically known as Persia). Carpet weaving is an essential part of Persian culture and Iranian art. Within the type of Oriental Rugs produced by the countries of the “Rug Belt”, the Persian carpet stands out by the variety and elaborateness of its myriad of designs.

    Bokhara Rugs

    Antique Bokhara Rugs from Kazakhstan are hand-woven Turkmen tribal rugs. The most typical design is derived from the Ersari main carpet, with the elephant’s foot design—often referred to as a Tekke design. Modern Bokhar rug copies come from India and Pakistan. They are woven exclusively for export in various patterns and colours.

    Silk Rugs

    Silk Rugs are costly due to the fineness of the silk and time it takes to make them. They come from China, Kashmir and Iran. Many silk rugs are made in Qum in Tehran. These densely-knotted rugs are very decorative, and often hung on walls. Designs feature traditional motifs or pictorial scenes—such as a tree of life design.

    Caucasian Rugs

    Caucasian Rugs of the Caucasus (including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and parts  of southern Russia) often display bold geometric designs in primary colours. Typical regional styles are Daghestan, Shirvan, Gendje, Kazakh and Quba rugs, plus the Ardabil rug from northwestern Iran.

    Turkish Rugs

    A Turkish or Anatolian Rug is a term of convenience for any rug made in modern Turkey. Within the group of oriental carpets, the Turkish rug is distinguished by particular characteristics of its dyes and colours, motifs, textures and techniques. Examples range in size from small pillows to large, room-sized carpets.


    Contemporary Rug design, like modern art, belongs to the late 20th & 21st century. Their colours, design motifs and method of production  are as many and varied as the regions that make them. They can be hand-knotted, flat weave, tufted pile. They vary in size—from prayer mats to large carpets for modern homes.