Repairing rugs is a highly skilled craft that is comparable in technique and experience with the rug manufacturing process. For example, to repair a hole requires that a compatible yarn is found to match that of the surrounding rug so that the touch and feel of the repair is the same as that of the rest of the rug. The colour of the yarn to repair the hole must be carefully selected so that it merges with the colours around it. The frayed yarn surrounding the hole must be dealt with depending on the extent of the damage, and finally, the hole must be woven by hand using the appropriate knot so that it is practically invisible to the naked eye. One should be aware that it is always advisable to fix a damaged or worn rug as soon as possible so that further damage can be averted. This ensures a better quality repair at a lower cost as well as retaining the value of the rug.