When thinking of Persian or Turkish rugs, it’s not uncommon for people to think of the Islamic faith based on where these rugs are made and the dominant religion of the region. When thinking about beautiful hand-woven rugs, did you know that in addition to Muslim, other religions have also used rugs as part of their worship? Most rugs on today’s market are not
Before the advent of “chemical” or “chrome” dyes, the Persian dyeing technique of wool was performed by villagers who were experts in producing the colors required by weavers to create the beautiful vegetable dyed rugs seen today. When sheared from sheep, wool may either be a light off-white ivory color, or a dark brown to black. Both may be used in Persian rug weaving,
For the most part, in SW Florida, there are three ways to “clean” an Oriental, Persian, Turkish, wool or silk area rug. The method you choose will determine if your rug survives the “cleaning” as well as the thoroughness and result of the effort. Hand-Washing – Just as you would hand wash fine cashmere and silk sweaters, cherished area rugs deserve the love and
Oriental Rug Salon specializes in the hand-washing, restoration, and repair of Oriental, Persian, Turkish, wool and silk area rugs. We do not clean carpets, or upholstery, or grout and tile – our specialty is rugs. Our professional, experienced and certified rug cleaning professionals dedicate all of their resources to providing the most up-to-date solutions to your rug cleaning needs. Our customers understand and appreciate
Weaving Oriental Rugs – A Labor of Love When they say it takes a village, in terms of weaving oriental rugs, the statement is literal. From start to finish, the production of a beautiful hand-woven area rug is very labor intensive. A quality hand-woven 8X10 wool area rug could take as little as eight months to as long as eighteen months to weave, depending
Recently we were contacted by a frantic rug owner who advised that her antique Heriz Persian rug was “ruined” by a carpet cleaner she hired to clean her wall-to-wall carpeting. As the technician was in her home, he asked if she would like her area rug “cleaned.” She asked if they had experience with area rugs because she heard they should be cleaned in
Rug bleed due to improper cleaning and no padding. The stain is permanent. If your home features area rugs, such as Persian or Oriental rugs, and regular wall-to-wall carpet as floor coverings, be sure never to clean your area rugs like you would wall-to-wall carpeting. Here’s why: Most wall-to-wall carpet in your home is manufactured by a machine using a synthetic material such as nylon.
WHEN IT COMES TO THE HAND WASHING OF ORIENTAL RUGS, WE ARE THE EXPERTS YOU CAN TRUST. Washing a rug by hand is a process, which if done correctly, can restore your rug or carpet close to its former glory. Hand washing is an art form, not a mechanical process, and should only be performed by experts who know how to avoid damaging your
Oriental, Persian, Wool & Silk Area Rug Cleaning During trade shows, educational meetings with interior designers and occasionally by new clients, we’re often asked what the difference is in what we do and that of a carpet cleaning or machine based rug cleaning plant. Hopefully this blog post will shed some light on the differences and help the reader avoid a potentially costly mistake.
Signed Persian “Oriental” Area Rugs As many collectors and lovers of “Oriental” rugs know, the mark of a unique handmade rug is the signature. This distinctive symbol of the weaver can be of the workshop where it was made, the weaver who wove the rug, year made, region of origin, and in rare cases, all the above. There is no mistaking the superior quality