A Work Of Art Under Foot
When it comes to cleaning and care of Orientals, there are many significant things to consider but the most important is fiber type. Most are made of wool but some are silk or cotton and a few are camel or goat hair! Each requires a different dying process and every dye responds differently to cleaning. One fiber we watch out for is faux silk, which is actually rayon, a wood pulp derivative. It takes dyes poorly and tends to bleed badly when cleaned using conventional methods. Real silk rugs are very durable and retain their beauty after cleaning.