Restoration & Cleaning

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Restoration & Cleaning
  • We offer full restoration services including reweaving, reselvaging, re-fringing and any variety of hand work required to recondition your handmade rugs and kilims. In addition we provide Professional Cleaning Services for all handmade carpets & kilims.

  • When a rug begins to look dirty,it should be washed as dirt and grit will,with time,become ground into the weave and slowly destroy it.Hand-woven rugs should be washed every few years as this polishes the wool,gives life to the colors and helps with general wear and tear.. 

  • Spills should be attended to immediately..Use absorbent paper, such as kitchen towel, to soak up moisture, then sponge the weave with clean water, and re-absorb.

  • If marks remain and the cause of the stain is known,it is easy for professionals to remove them.

  • Chemical treatments- eg Scotchguarding',or any chemical solution to clean or prevent staining are not recommended for hand-woven rugs.

  • General Care:
  • Shedding of loose fibers is normal with new wool rugs and a natural result of being handcrafted. Shedding will diminish with regular vacuuming, usually after 3-6 months.

  • Vacuum rugs on a low-power setting to prevent debris from settling into roots of the fibers. Use a vacuum cleaner without a beater brush as it may cause damage to the pile.

  • Avoid direct and continuous exposure to sunlight.

  • Do not pull loose ends.Clip them with scissors.

  • Rotate rug occasionally to equalize wear.