Oriental Rug Cleaning Process Video

Oriental Rug Cleaning Asheville

Five Step Carpet Care provides the best quality oriental rug cleaning in Asheville, NC at the most affordable price. When it comes to oriental rugs, you want to make sure you have the knowledge and experience cleaning these types of rugs so you don’t damage them further.

An oriental rug is a heavy textile, made for a wide variety of utilitarian and symbolic purpose, and produced in “Oriental countries”. Many of these countries include Morrocco, North Africa, China, Tibet, Turkey, Iran, Maghreb, Caucasus, India, and Pakistan. Oriental rugs can be made into flat woven or pile woven rugs using various materials such as; silk, wool, and cotton. An oriental rug is woven by hand on a loom, with warps, wefts, and the pile made mainly of natural fibers like wool, cotton, and silk.

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How to Determine if Your Oriental Rug is a Fake

  1. Does the front and/or back look too perfect? If the rug you are looking at has a really even, consistent back, it is likely machine made and not an authentic oriental rug. Oriental rugs are made by hand and are bound to imperfections and characteristics of human error. The back if handmade will also have a lot more color (see image below).
  2. Does it look like the fringe was sewn on? An authentic oriental rug will have the fringe woven into the rug.
  3. Where is the rug made? One quick way is to make sure the rug was made in one of the countries known for making oriental rugs (see above) and will with a sticker stating those details.

Back of authentic oriental rug

back of machine made oriental rug