Care & cleaning
A handmade rug offers excellent durability. They can be cleaned and repaired almost infinitely and should last a lifetime. We recommend treating everyday stains and spillages by mopping up the area and using a solution of soft soap in warm water if required. Accidents do happen and if you experience a serious spillage please call us for recommended cleaners and advice.
Yarn prepared by hand is not completely uniform in color or thickness. When this yarn is dyed it does not take the color evenly, and these inconsistencies produce a subtle stripe effect in the finished rug, called “abrash”. This is a desirable feature of hand-knotted rugs, imparting them with life and character. Rugs made with bleached wool without “abrash” appears flat and look machine made.
When a rug is hand-knotted on the loom the initial pile is significantly longer and is then sheared down to the desired height. Occasionally some longer threads are not cut and become embedded in the pile. Over time these threads can protrude and should be carefully cut with sharp scissors.
Absorptive materials, like quality Rugs and thick drapes, quiet the sound and halves the reverberation time of sound waves reflecting off the walls and furniture, offering better acoustics.