Learn more about hand-knotted rug cleaning
Hand-Knotted carpets were the starting point of rug making. From the plains of Central Asia, the art of rug creation begun thousands of years ago. The carpets back then tended to be used as decoration for their tents or as protection from the Winter cold as they were a lot easier to handle than a sheepskin covering.
Saying this, the materials used for the finished custom rugs’ warp, weft and pile was sourced from the herds of goats and flock of sheep. The looms were made of two wooden ribs which were attached to the floor and between them, the warp was fastened. These looms that are still prevalent in handknotted rugs today are easily transportable, which was handy when moving the carpets from camp to camp.
In regards to the look of woven carpets, they tended to showcase patterns that were made up of geometrical and curvilinear motifs. The oldest existing hand-knotted rug was found at excavations Siberia in 1947; from this place of discovery, this particular carpet now goes by the name of the Pazyryk-carpet or the Gorny-Altai carpet.
This carpet measures approximately 183x200cm and has a knot density of 360,000 knots per square meter which is significantly denser than most carpets that are made today. Its pattern is also unique; a ribbon motif is found in the centre, and it is then surrounded by a border that has deers galavanting across it, as well as another border that features warriors on horses.
To go back in time, the art of carpets was most prominent in the 16th century during the protection of the emperors, and it was developed in both Persia and India where they were used for both technical and artistic purposes. During this period, originates the most famous rug ever to exist, the Ardabil carpet.
This carpet was created in 946 after Islam count which was in 1539 A.D.; it took weavers three years to complete this majestic masterpiece that was ordered to be made by Shah Tahmasp for the Sheikh Safi Mosque. To begin with, there were two of these rugs created, which were both sacrificed in order to repair the other. You will now see the remains of both at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Los Angeles County Museum in the USA.
They were both made using Persian knots in a pile of wool, warp and weft by silk that has a knot density of 518,000 knots per square meter. To this day, you will find several other hand-knotted rugs in several museums all over the world; for instance, the Turkish ‘Marby Carpet’ which is found in The Museum of National Antiquities in Sweden.
Caring For Your Hand-Knotted Rug
Today, hand-knotted rugs are still as beautiful as ever. Whether or not their origins are still a mass-manufacturer, Oriental rugs are still being distributed globally, and it is no secret that these rugs are precious and are usually an investment. This is why we must take care of our hand-knotted rugs so that their life span is more prolonged and so that they are able to be passed down in the family.
By exploring our site, you will be taught the complications that can arise with a hand-knotted rug, as well as what types of these rugs that there are. Not only that, but you will also be educated on how to take care of such a high-quality home furnishing. Here at Arcadia Rug Spa, we dedicate all of our time and effort into refreshing and restoring all types of hand-knotted rugs that we get approached with.
With our 12 step cleaning processes that are only undergone using industry-leading machinery, we can give every hand-knotted rug the best chances of being revived. Pets, the weather and children are just three reasons that a knotted pile carpets wear and tear can be taken up a notch; leaving you with no choice but to either give up the rug or get it looked at by a professional.
Instead of getting rid of your prized possession, we recommend that you visit a professional hand-knotted rug cleaner. Even though it isn’t a guarantee that your rug is viable for their services due to deep stains or irreversible fraying, for instance, it is worth getting their expertise.
As a leading rug restorer in Cheshire, we try our hardest to counteract any issues so that we can return a hand-knotted rug to its owner, looking, feeling and smelling its best. Give your knotted carpets the best chances at lasting longer, at an affordable price at Arcadia Rug Spa.
Why choose Arcadia Rug Spa?
The soak tank is essential in getting odours out of rugs, without it, it’s just impossible to truly get the smell out, If you have an odourous rug then please don’t waste your money on DIY machines or in house carpet cleaning professionals, they won’t get rid of the smell and you will inevitably have to call some one like us to do the job properly.
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