Oriental Rug Repairer

Reweave damaged areas of oriental or other expensive rugs.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Oriental Rug Repairers do?

Reweaves damaged areas of oriental or other expensive rugs, following color, pattern, and weave of rug: Tacks damaged area of rug onto wooden frame. Trims and removes tuft yarns and backing twine of damaged area, using scissors or knife. Inserts needle and twine into edge of damaged area, draws twine across area and into opposite edge, and interlaces twine to form rug backing. Selects tuft yarn, according to kind of yarn in rug, color, and pattern of rug. Weaves yarn into backing twine, using needle, and following pattern and weave of rug, to form rug pile. Trims loose thread ends. May stretch oriental rugs to restore shape of rug and remove wrinkles or misshapen areas [ORIENTAL-RUG STRETCHER].


Should I be an Oriental Rug Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Enterer, Tenterer

    How to become an Oriental Rug Repairer

    Oriental Rug Repairers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Oriental Rug Repairer-related education!
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