This rug is constructed of yarns created with a blend of viscose and wool. While wool is naturally dirt and stain resistant, viscose is more delicate. Viscose rugs are constructed of wood cellulose fibers which absorb moisture easily, therefore cleaning is not advised. Experienced and professional dry cleaning is recommended. Do not spot clean with clean water as cellulose fiber can discolor when exposed to water. Avoid placing viscose rugs in high-traffic areas.
Wool carpets have outstanding easycare properties. Flame resistance, stain resistance and resilience are characteristics inherent to wool and are not achievable by chemical treatments. The high moisture content of wool fibers, along with its protein constituents, provide wool carpets with excellent natural flame resistance. Wool fibers do not support combustion- it is difficult to ignite and is self-extinguishable. The surface of a wool fiber is covered by a thin protective membrane which allows wool the ability to shed water. This membrane prevents water from readily penetrating the individual wool fibers.
Viscose is popular for a number of reasons, most importantly its luxurious look and feel yet affordable price. Viscose is versatile and blends easily with other fibers. It is easily dyed and retains vivid colours particularly well. It is renowned for its silk like luster, appealing drape and superior softness to cotton.
We recommend viscose for light traffic areas as it does absorb moisture – body oils and water. This can discolor and weaken the fabric and result in marking.
The hand woven rug represents the remarkable achievement of many highly skilled artisans. Every stage of this ancient craft, from spinning the wool to trimming the pile of the finished rug, is carried out by hand. First, a set of vertical strings, or “warp” is attached to a loom. Then the wool is woven through the warp strings. The workmanship is evident in these fine rugs.