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How Oriental and Persian Rug Wool is Dyed

Vegetable Dyes and Persian-Oriental Area Rugs

In genuine, hand-knotted Persian, Oriental, Turkish wool and silk area rugs, especially antiques, the dyes used to create each color of your rug were probably made from organic or vegetable dyes.

Once the sheep’s wool has been made into yarn the next procedure is to dye it using natural ingredients. For example, fruits, plants, and vegetables.

The process to boil takes about 20 to 30 minutes to extract the pigment and strain from the natural ingerediants and then add cold water, cooling the bath down. The dye expert will then add wet wool and slowly nring to a boil over 30 to 40 minutes.  The batch is then simmered for 30 to 40 minutes or until a good color is reached. The specially made batch is then allowed to cool and the wool is hung to dry.

Depending on the type of rug created it can take months or year to weave. The weaver weaves the yarn knot-by-knot on a loom using a knotting method, such as Turkish knot, Persian knot, and Tibetan knot.

Once the rug is finished it is sent out for a final rug wash, then sent out to its final destination.

Oriental Rug Salon is a full service Oriental, Persian, Turkish, wool and silk cleaning, repair and restoration company serving clients nationwide.  We are located in Cape Coral and offer free pick up and delivery for most rugs throughout Lee, Collier and Charlotte County.

Oriental Rug Salon is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the international Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).  We are a WoolSafe Certified Service Provider, A+ Rated by the Better Business Bureau and an eight-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

Unlike many production rug cleaning shops that batch wash many wool and silk rugs at the same time in a large wash tub, Oriental Rug Salon washes your cherished area rugs one at a time.  This attention to detail allows our certified time to react in the event your rug needs special attention.

In addition to our thoroughly exhaustive rug cleaning services, Oriental Rug Salon offers online and inperson area rug appraisals, repairs and secure storage.

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