Zebra rug repair specialist in New York?

Submitted by Bonnie Chaikin on 07/19/2004 at 23:00. ( bpccesq@yahoo.com )

I recently inherited my mom's felt backed zebra skin rug. I think she bought it in the mid 60's. It is a large skin, quite beautiful, but has numerous cracks. There is a layer of thin white padding between felt and skin. Can it be rehydrated/restored/rebacked. It has sentimental value to me. Can you recommend someone in New York area. Do you know how much this would run? Thank you.

Return to Lifesize Mammal Taxidermy Category Menu

zebra rug

This response submitted by steve hall on 07/20/2004 at 07:33. ( tazzymoto@hotmail.com )

Hi Bonnie
yes it can be done but the price will vary according to condition and taxidermist. I restored an 8' grizzly rug and charged 1050$ it was in a hundred pieces. the cracks need to be fixed then the whole thing sh
ould be backed with a heavy material like denim. If you have any questions send me an email

I know of a place in Saugerties

This response submitted by Ryan L on 07/20/2004 at 09:55. ( )

that does alot of rug work. Their # is 914-246-3566. It is about 1 hour north of NYC. Ryan

e-mail was returned

This response submitted by Mary Hilliard-Krueger on 07/20/2004 at 16:56. ( Halflingrugger@aol.com )

Bonnie, I e-mailed a lengthy response to you and it came back. I am a professional rugmaker and I have quite a bit of advice for you regarding the Zebra rug. Please e-mail me or call me at 623-582-0237.

Thanks .

This response submitted by Bonnie Chaikin on 07/25/2004 at 16:28. ( bchaikin@optonline.net ) ool-18bbc2b3.dyn.optonline.net

Thanks very much for your responses.

Return to Lifesize Mammal Taxidermy Category Menu