Safavieh

Safavieh Oushak Rug, Brown and Blue, 8'x10'

Manufacturing Method: Hand KnottedTraditional Oushak rugs, originally created in the Turkish village of the same name, are renowned for especially beautiful designs and colorations. Small batch vegetable dyes yield the color variation s typical of this rug weave, ad create the highly prized delicate and dappled color shadings known as abrash across its width. Our rendition of this centuries-old craft is woven in India for 100 percent hand knotted wool and styled wit. Our rendition of this centuries-old craft is woven in India for 100 percent hand knotted wool and styled with designs for today's elegant homes.Care: Professional Cleaning RecommendedVacuuming: Routine vacuuming with a high quality vacuum cleaner is the most important thing you can do to maintain the beauty of your rug. Vacuum thoroughly and frequently with a canister vacuum (preferably one without beater bars). This prevents permanent damage by keeping soil particles from working their way deep into your rug. Rugs placed in high traffic areas of your home or office should be vacuumed more frequently. Never vacuum the fringes of your rug, especially a hand-knotted rug.Cleaning & Removing Stains: Quick action following a spill is essential in order to keep a permanent stain from setting into your rug. For liquid spills, use a clean, undyed cloth and press firmly around the spill to absorb as much as possible. Do not rub! This will cause the stain to set deeper into the rug, making it harder to remove and increasing the likelihood that it will reappear. For hard to remove stains, professional rug cleaning is recommended.Shedding: Wool rugs shed as a natural consequence of how they are made; this is especially true of new wool rugs. However, this shedding will gradually diminish and can be reduced by following these simply helpful hints: A high-quality rug pad under your carpet can reduce surface friction that can cause excessive shedding. Vacuum a new wool rug 1-2 times a week for the first few weeks using a low pressure vacuum cleaner without beater bars. Vacuum in the direction of the pile, not against it. Shedding is natural and to be expected of wool rugs, however excessive shedding in high-quality wool rugs will diminish within 4-6 months (or less). Do not pull loose ends; clip them with scissors to remove. Certain rugs have the large loop weave on them, and the loops can come undone. We suggest those loose loops be cut instead of being pulled. read more