CARE & CLEANING
Rugs should be regulary vacuumed but never excessively. We would recommend once a week to prolong the lifespan of your rug.
For day-to-day cleaning, a light vacuuming will do an excellent job of removing surface dirt. You should vacuum both front and back sides, and turn it end-for-end once in a while. Dirty rugs wear prematurely, so regular vacuuming helps prevent dirt on the surface of the rug from filtering down into the pile, where it can accumulate and cause increased wear.
Take care, however, with power brushes as they cause a raking effect on the top layer of the pile if used to strenuously. A plain vacuum nozzle is recommended, especially for the fringes as they can shred or get caught and chewed up by the rotating mechanism of the brush.
Rugs that have a longer or looser pile are not recommend for regular vacuuming as this will only damage the pile and cause excessive shedding.
For best results, beat the rug to loosen any ground in dirt and then lightly vacuum.
LOOSE THREADS: WHAT IT IS AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT.
• Over time and use, you may notice what looks like loose threads in your rug.
• This is a normal characteristic of a fine handmade rug and can happen throughout the life of your rug. This is not a flaw and does not affect the rug's durability.
• 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.
• Do not pull out the yarn, as this may cause damage to your rug.
ROTATE RUGS FREQUENTLY.
• Frequent rotation equalizes any effects of sunlight.
• Remember that continuous exposure to the rays of bright sun (even indirect sunlight) will cause damage to dyes used in oriental rugs. On sunny days it is wise to use window shades, shutters or curtains to reduce possible sun damage.
• Often, faded areas are hidden by soils and will not be apparent until the surface is cleaned. In such cases, fading can be avoided by rotating rugs to make any fading or soiling more uniform.
• Rotating allows all areas to wear equally and balances any fading that may occur.
CAUTION: AVOID MOTHS & MOISTURE
• Moths can cause extensive damage to wool rugs. Moths and their larvae not only eat the pile of your rug, but they also eat the knots on the back of a rug.
• Moths are especially attracted to places such as the areas under furniture or where they would be relatively undisturbed.
• It is easy to prevent and eliminate moths by spraying every six months with any of a number of moth sprays on the market. Always check the label of any moth repellent and carefully follow label instructions before using.
• Remember that moths may be prevented by frequent vacuuming, handling and moving your rugs.
• Also give your rugs regular exposure to air and indirect light.
IN AREAS WHERE PILE MAY BE INDENTED OR CRUSHED BY LEGS OF HEAVY FURNITURE, IT IS POSSIBLE TO "FIX" OR UP-RIGHT PILE IN THE DEPRESSIONS.
• Simply brush the indented area with a soft brush and the pile will return over time.
• Never wet any part of your fine rug.
We strongly advise you to contact a professional rug cleaner who knows how to properly clean your rug. Attempting to wash your rug yourself can cause irreversible damage to your rug.
ALL HANDMADE RUGS SHOULD BE PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED.
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