Why wash a new hand-knotted rug?

Why wash a new hand-knotted rug? People buy hand knotted rugs because they last forever. Your new rug may not be new or it may not be 100% clean.   To make sure your rug is clean of sharp micro dust, rug eating moth larva, pet accidents and dander that cause allergies it is best to have it fully hand-washed to

What is Color Run on my Fine Rug and can it be fixed?

What is color run on Persian and Oriental rugs and can this be fixed? Color run or color bleeding is when one color on the rug bleeds through to another color on the rug. When can major color run occur? If after the rug was woven it was not pre washed to release excess amount of dye. If it is

Does rug cleaning require experience and expertise?


Yes, absolutely rug washing and cleaning requires experience and generations of rug knowledge! Mr. Ben Behnam Tavakolian of Behnam Rugs states that: Knowing exactly where the rug came from, Knowing how it was made, Knowing what dies used and how the dies were made, Knowing what fiber/ material was used, natural wool, cotton, silk, art silk, jute or synthetic. Where

The Differences Between Silk and Wool Persian Rugs

If you are thinking about buying a hand-woven Persian or Oriental rug, you may be unsure about what kind of rug to purchase. Should you buy one made of silk or made of wool? Here are a few things to keep in mind about each of these materials as you make your decision. Silk is more valuable than wool, and

Persian and Oriental Rugs as Investments

You often hear that hand-knotted Oriental and Persian rugs make good investments. This is truer for some rugs than others. Older rugs can increase in value and have the potential to provide a return on investment. This is not the case for newer rugs, however. They may increase in value over time, but it’s best to look at them as

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