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Know Your Area Rug. Introducing the Gabbeh From Iran.

A Gabbeh is a hand-woven pile rug of coarse quality characterized by an abstract design that relies upon open fields of color and a playfulness with geometry. This type of rug is popular among the populations of the Zagros Mountains of Iran, including Kurdish, Luri and Qashqai people and is usually crafted by women. The word Gabbeh loosely translates to raw, uncut or unfinished,

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How Long Does It Take To Weave An Oriental Rug?

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               

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A Badger Can Be Your Oriental Rugs Best Friend

Rug Badger Removing Dirt From Rug That Was Previously Vacummed Hand-knotted area rugs hide substantially more dry soil, sand, allergens, dust mites and other contaminants than wall-to-wall carpeting due to the construction of its foundation (woven versus glued). Because hand-knotted area rugs hide abrasive contaminates so well, if not professionally cleaned and “dusted” on a regular basis, they will develop “traffic lanes,” suffer color

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Oriental Rug Cleaning – What You Need To Know SW Florida

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?

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Oh No! A Carpet Cleaner Just Bled My $26,000 Area Rug!

Oriental Rug Salon Is Certified By The Carpet & Rug Institute Different Persian, Turkish and Oriental carpets need many different approaches to cleaning and restoration and as such, can be tricky to the untrained professional. A misstep in the cleaning process could mean a valuable investment destroyed. We’ve seen all too often, an investment grade Oriental or Persian area rug devastated by a well-intentioned

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Fringe Repair For Persian, Oriental and Turkish Area Rugs Throughout SW Florida

Hand Woven Silk Fringe Repair Fringes are almost always the first area on a Persian, Turkish or other wool or silk hand-knotted rug that will show signs of wear. The fringe is merely an extension of the foundation’s area rug and runs through the entire carpet.  This extension is known as the “warp” and is used to weave each wool or silk knot around

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Benefits of Having An Oriental Rug Professionally Cleaned in SW Florida

As we’ve pointed out in previous blog posts, hand-woven rugs are works of art and should be treated as such. These beautiful, hand-woven textiles are unique and the result of many hours of labor and generations of knowledge and skills, and it is, for this reason, they are so highly valued, both in monetary terms and for sentimental reasons. Many rugs are in areas

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Fiber Protector Extends The Life Of Oriental and Persian Area Rugs

View our video on the advantages of applying a quality wool protector to your cherished area rug by following the below link: www.orientalrugsalon.com/videos/what-is-protector/ If your beautiful area rugs are positioned in an area that makes them susceptible to spills or high traffic, it makes sense to protect them with a quality fiber protector. Liquids such as wine, tea, coffee, Kool-Aid, and urine can cause

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Vegetable Dyed Persian and Turkish Area Rugs. How Do They Do It?

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,

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Oriental, Persian, Turkish, Indian, Wool and Silk Area Rug Cleaning Throughout SW Florida

Hand-washing of rugs in Tabriz, Iran. In many parts of the world, Oriental, Persian, Turkish and other beautiful wool rugs are washed by hand in a stream. This “full-immersion” method uses the cold and running water of a stream coupled with natural hand-made “soaps” and has been used since the time of Moses. At Oriental Rug Salon, we too use natural cleaning agents coupled

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