Afghanistan Rug Cleaning Cheshire
Afghanistan Rug Cleaning
Afghanistan rugs, also known as Afghan rugs, are world-renowned for their beauty and quality. Like any other Oriental rug, an Afghan rug holds just as much authenticity and expense, and are often passed down family generations, as well as classed as a major investment. However, an Afghan rug is harder to distinguish because they take inspiration from all kinds of cultures, even though they are always of the highest value.
Afghan rugs are all hand woven in Afghanistan but are also known to be created by Afghan refugees that are residing in Pakistan. This craftsmanship is usually found in northern or western Afghanistan by various ethnic groups- predominantly Turkmen. Being world-leading in the industry, the most distinctive oriental rugs are the Shindand or Adraskan- both named after local Afghan towns and woven in the Herat Province of western Afghanistan.
What Makes An Afghan Rug?
Usually, if you were able to pinpoint an Afghan rug, it’d be from their human, animal and war-related designs, but apart from that, each and every one of their carpets are unique in their colour palette. They are unable to be ordered to size, meaning that every single rug is exclusive to the owner. The reasoning behind them being classed as exotic is due to their designs and the finest materials that are used to create one.
From the 80s when a never been seen before Afghan rug was completely different from the usual Persian stylisation from it being born during the Soviet Union, Afghan rugs have always portrayed such war scenes to keep them iconic- helicopters, weaponry and tanks are just three details that are often featured on then. These beautiful and touching rugs are valued from their origins and what they stand for.
Afghan rugs, like other Oriental rugs, Can come from popular tribes; for instance Turkman and Baluchi carpets. Baluchi carpets resembling the tribal weaving’s of Central Asia, from the colouring to the quality of weave that differ from Persian rugs. They are usually coarse to medium in weave and are made out of felted wool, flat non-pile fabric or wool, cotton and silk for the pile and knotted versions. Making them very varied so that they stay authentic and one of a kind.
How to Care for An Afghan Rug
With their Persian knots and vegetable-dyed hand-spun Afghan wool, it doesn’t come as a surprise that these beauties are passed down generations from their history and legacy; but, this also means that they need to be cared for appropriately so that their story only continues.
At home, taking care of a rug is pretty straight-forward; rotating, hoovering and keeping them out of direct sunlight are a must. In terms of wear, ensuring that you are using all aspects of the rug rather than just one will keep the rug’s weave’s wear distributed well.
In terms of cleaning, we recommend an oriental rug cleaning service. Here at Arcadia Rug Spa, we have the expertise and experience in handling all types of Oriental rugs of all different knot depths and fabrics, meaning it is rare that we are approached with a rug that we can’t restore and bring back to life.
Our rug cleaning services go above and beyond; with our 12 step processes, we are able to treat stains, correct the direction of the pile and deep clean it so that it feels renewed and refreshed. Washing Oriental rugs is what we do best, so wouldn’t you want your prized possession to be in the best hands?
With industry-leading equipment and only the best-ingredient products, we can do our best at restoring rugs back to their raw state. You may think that washing oriental rugs is easy, but without the right processes, their quality can be significantly compromised, especially an Afghan rug which is of the highest standards.
This is why we first assess your rug, to begin with; this allows us to ensure that your rug is viable for our services; a lot of complications can arise from Oriental rugs; bleeding, wear and stains that even our own hands can’t counteract. So, pop into our Northwich rug cleaning facility today, and we can give you our verdict!
But before you continue exploring the rest of our site too, check out our fun facts on Afghan rugs below:
- In 2008, 2013 and 2014, Afghan rugs won the international awards: we told you they were beauties!
- Most Afghan rugs take a whopping six to nine months to create!
- The 9/11 terrorist attacks have even been featured on Afghan rugs
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. Howver 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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