Consumer Infomation

Important Consumer Infomation For Handknotted Rugs

Each carpet is a uniquely piece. This may be apparent through small irregularities which are not exhibited by machine manufactured products. Only animal raw materials (wool, goat hair, silk) and vegetable fibres (cotton) are used for the production of the carpet pile. All raw materials have specific characteristics which contribute to the value of carpet. As a rule, the better the material, the easier the treatment of your handknotted carpet will be.

  • Please do not drag sharp-edged furniture over the carpet.
  • Vaccum-clean carpet with a smooth nozzle regularly.
  • Loose fibres on a new wool carpet are normal. These are fibres which stay loosely on the carpet after shearing. Regular vacuum-cleaning will terminate this process.
  • Longer pile filaments can simply be cut off with a pair of scissors. They are filaments which are pressed down during the knotting process and are visible after vacuum cleaning.
  • Turn the carpet over occasionally (approx. twice per year) in order to prevent abrasions on one-side and colour change through sun exposure.
  • Dab spilled liquids immediately with an absorbent household paper, no not rub. Brush the pile in the direction of the weave while still damp. Then treat the spot with lukewarm water. The carpet must be dried from both sides before it can be used again.
  • Each carpet changes. Particularly soft pile materials show shadows which appear according to light falling on them when one walks on the carpet. These shadows give handknotted carpets ther unique flair.