Before you begin weaving your own Oriental rug, consider this. Rug weaving is an art. A skilled weaver can tie about 6,000 knots per day. Thus, the time for one person to knot a 9′ x 12′ rug in several common qualities works out like this: Knots Per Square Knots in a 9’X12′ Time Required To Weave
Approximately 33% of all Oriental, Persian, Turkish and other wool and silk area rugs Oriental Rug Salon is asked to clean contains pet urine. Pets can wreak havoc on nice rugs, especially when they have accidents. Pet urine, feces and “hairballs” can leave permanent stains and cause dye migration if not addressed quickly. Pet urine can also cause permanent damage to your wool and
Wool Recently Dyed In The Curing Stages The following article was written by Lisa Wagner, a second-generation rug care expert, NIRC Certified Rug Specialist and an owner of K. Blatchford”s San Diego Rug Cleaning Company. She was recognized as the 2006 Cleanfax magazine Person of the Year for her industry contributions. Rugs should be regularly cleaned. But not cleaned in the home. “Why not?
16th-century Persian Kerman carpet ( 8′ 9″ × 6′ 5″ ) pictured above – known as The Clark Sickle-Leaf Vase Carpet – sold for more than $33 (USD) million at Sotheby’s, New York. Despite the city of Kerman being located in one of the poorest provinces of Iran, it has been producing fine Persian rugs and carpets since the sixteenth century. Kerman is a city and
Custom Cut Area Rug Padding Often, we’re asked if area rug padding for an Oriental rug is a good idea and if so, what are the benefits. The short answer is YES! Rug padding provides a protective layer between the rug and the floor. Padding keeps rugs from slipping and buckling while acting as a shock absorber so foot traffic causes less wear on
Tree of Life Design As it is documented in the Tree of Life Persian rugs, legend has it that a cypress tree planted by request of a Zoroastrian Prophet, this tree grew to be so big that 10,000 sheep could use it for shade and thousands of birds lived within the branches. When the neighboring King heard of this massive tree he ordered it