Turkish Rug Cleaning Cheshire
Turkish Rug History
Since right from the start, it has been said that Turkish culture has been linked to the beginning of handmade carpets. The oldest rug to date is the “Pazirik Rug” which was woven around the 3rd century B.C. and it was founded by Sergei Rudenko, a Russian archaeologist in 1949. This Altai rug is the reasoning behind the suspected link between the beginning of handmade rugs and Turkey.
Rug weaving in Anatolia first began when Turkish tribes arrived in Central Asia; thus, Anatolian rugs forming a branch of ethnic Turkish rugs. We see this in the detailing of such carpets; with their floral and geometrical designs that are only woven in a natural but basic colour palette, it is clear to see the traditionalism of the Turkish tribals.
Rug weaving first began with the Selcuk’s, then it was passed onto the Ottoman Turks; but in between this changeover period, animal designs were on the rise. However, these ‘animal rugs’ aren’t seen in today’s industry, only on paintings of famous Italian, French and Dutch painters.
Since the 15th century, these designs have evolved; from even more animal motifs and geometrical patterns on the Holbein Rugs to the 16th century where Anatolian rug-weaving commenced. Some were even called “palace rugs” at this time due to their design and colours that were inspired and requested by the artists of the Dolmabahce Palace.
At this point, the designs consisted of twisting branches, leaves and flowers that were woven in a natural-looking way. Even as a 15th-century tradition, these aesthetically pleasing designs are still seen on rugs today!
Then came the 19th and 20th century; the rugs that were being woven in Hereke, a town closeby to Instabul, gained recognition globally. Being made of such high-quality silk, these tended to be created for only the Sultans and Ottoman Empire. And to this day, the most exquisite silk rugs are still being woven in the very same place.
The material of each rug allows you to identify their origins; the rugs created in agricultural areas of Anatolia were woven with a wool on wool on cotton combination. This tradition is too kept alive to this day in various parts of Turkey including Kula and Milas.
With their authentic compositions, motifs and aesthetic, these carpets are a true representation of Turkish culture. Every single design is purposeful; meaning that every single rug has a story to tell. The most common motifs to recognise are ones that represent Anatolia, Central Asia and their civilisations- the tree of life, horns of animals and the hanging candle being some of the many prints.
Turkish Rug Cleaning
With such incredible backgrounds, it’s only right that you take care of your Turkish investment. By rotating it to ensure that wear is distributed well, keeping the carpet out of direct sunlight so that the colour palette doesn’t fade and hoovering it to ensure that it isn’t compromised by dirt etc., you will be on the road to a healthy rug.
However, this is all well and good, but to ensure that the rug stays in its original state or as close as it can be, professional cleaning will have to be undergone. Here at Arcadia Rug Spa, our Oriental rug cleaning services are able to fully refresh and rejuvenate carpets from all over the world.
With our specially designed rug cleaning and repairing services, we are able to pinpoint any damages or areas that require some TLC. But, to begin with, we must determine whether or not your rug is viable. On arrival, we will assess the condition of your rug so that we know what areas it needs working on, as well as if we are able to treat it.
With any rug, they are susceptible to many damages; from burns to spillages and even running of the dyes. Whatever the issue, we will make it our mission to treat the problem area; but, this can’t always be guaranteed, which is why our assessment stage is vital.
With our 12-step cleaning methods, we will revitalise and repair your rug so that you are delivered a gorgeous feeling, smelling and looking oriental carpet that’s not even recognisable! Don’t believe us? Continue exploring our site, and you will find out precisely what we, as professional rug cleaners in Cheshire, can do for your rug.
See below for some fun facts on Turkish rugs:
- Istanbul has been described as the best place in the world to shop for carpet!
- 160-year-old Turkish carpets still decorate the Dolmabahce Palace!
Rug Cleaning in action
This video show’s the thorough 12 step rug cleaning process most rugs go through to get the best results for your area rug. However there is a very small amount of rugs that are not suited to being cleaned in the wash pit due to construction but it will still be cleaned thoroughly using a method that will be both safe for your rug while giving you exceptional cleaning results.
With the equipment and facilities we have here at Arcadia Rug Spa we are able to cater for all types of rug cleaning from Machine made Modern rugs to Hand Knotted Persian silk carpets.
Why choose Arcadia Rug Spa?
Are you looking for a rug cleaning service in Cheshire? Get in contact with us today, and we will conduct a bespoke treatment on your Indian rug. For further information on Arcadia Rug Spa and our step-by-step guide for our cleaning processes, have a gander on our website!
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