The turnaround time for hand-washing rugs is usually 2-3 weeks depending on weather conditions.
The process to wash your handmade rug involves the following steps;
- Inspecting the rug to discuss any concerns you may have before commencing with the. process to ensure that your expectations are met.
- Beating the rug over the automatic shaker for the large dirt and sand particles to come out.
- Using compressed air to remove the dirt lying deep within the foundation.
- Testing the colour fastness of the various dyes in the rug.
- Soaking the rug in a wash tank to loosen the dirt that has penetrated the weft and wrap.
- Applying wool shampoo and special herbal washing cleansers and massaging them into the rug. The fringes are treated separately to prevent damage.
- Repeating step 6 numerous times and irrigating with fresh water each time.
- When the water from the final rinse is clear, the rug is then clean.
- Removing the excess water out with a specially designed rug spin dryer, or by hand tools.
- Laying the rug flat under filtered sunlight to dry. Natural air drying produces the best result and doesn’t damage the rug like artificial heat can.
- Brushing and combing the rug and grooming the fringes.
- A final inspection is conducted. If the rug is not cleaned to our standards, we do not hesitate to repeat any of the steps again.