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    What is Abrash?

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    Handknotted rugs, like any handmade work of art, have inherent characteristics that add to their uniqueness and appeal.  Abrash is one of those characteristics that appears in fine Persian and Oriental rugs and adds a layer of intrigue and beauty, and for most rug collectors, desirability. “Abrash,” which comes from the Arabic word for “mottled,” [Read the full article…]

    3 Things to Avoid When Cleaning Your Wool Rug

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    Hand knotted wool rugs represent a large but worthwhile investment.  When the time comes to clean your Oriental or Persian area rugs, you want to take every precaution to be sure the rug is cleaned thoroughly but safely.  Some of the best things you can do for your wool area rug are routine vacuuming, typically [Read the full article…]

    How To Protect Your Rug From Heavy Furniture

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    Protect Your Rug From Heavy Furniture

    Heavy furniture leaves indentations on carpet and rugs, and you may wonder if this will cause lasting damage to your beloved Oriental or Persian rug.  Most indentations gradually disappear over time, and you can help them along by placing an ice cube over the sunken area.  However, in some cases, depending on the fragility of [Read the full article…]

    7 Common Stains (and How to Get Them Out of Your Oriental Rug)

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    When the inevitable spills occur, it’s important to act quickly so the spill doesn’t have a chance to become a stain in your beautiful Oriental rug.  Here’s a reference sheet to quickly address common household spills and stains: Pet Urine– Blot with cold water, then use a cleaning solution of one teaspoon of clear dishwashing [Read the full article…]

    Vacuuming v. Rug Dusting

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    Oriental Rug Vacuuming vs Dusting

    Homeowners and rug collectors know the importance of routine vacuuming, but what’s the difference between weekly or biweekly vacuuming and professional rug dusting? Frequency– We recommend vacuuming your Oriental rugs weekly.High traffic areas benefit from being vacuumed more frequently.  You should also routinely flip the rug over and vacuum the underside as well.  (It’s a [Read the full article…]