Handmade carpets have always been of high value for us Iranians among our home furnishings and are considered a luxury item.
Not only because it has a high value in terms of price, but we consider handmade carpets as a part of our originality and culture, we value it and place it high.
From this day on, it is important for us to maintain and wash it. In this article, from the contents of Farahan Carpet, we intend to share with you our experiences that are repeated many times a day for us in the Farahan Carpet Collection.
By reading this article, there are definitely tips that you can use to wash handmade carpet at home and easily wash the carpets in your own home without any damage.
We observe the type of color even in washing our daily clothes, and this is one of the main and most important points that we must pay attention to when washing the carpet.
It is important to note that the type of dyeing of creams used in natural (vegetable) handmade carpets or chemical dyes is the main point. In washing, we do not face dyeing and mixing of colors in the carpet.
Hand-woven carpets in which the texture uses creams with chemical dyes have more of these problems.
But to understand this, it is enough to draw on the colored parts of the carpet, especially dark colors, with a damp white cotton cloth. If the handkerchief becomes colored, it will be the reason for coloring and combining the colors of the carpet during washing.
Carpet texture and type Short and long carpets are also important in how to wash handmade carpet if your carpet has long lint and texture It is loose, be sure to be very careful during washing so that the carpet texture does not open and your carpet is not damaged.
Detergents are also very important in washing carpets. As we have all experienced many times, some detergents have caused irreparable damage to our clothes. In carpets, improper detergents cause irreparable damage.
Therefore, choosing detergents, especially washing carpets with controlled enzymes, is an important principle in washing.
Washing carpets has been one of the nostalgia of our childhood as Iranians, especially in the last days of the year and hot summer days, and we almost have an intellectual background in this regard as well. Be with us today with our childhood memories:
Surely, you have seen the ruby dust of the carpet many times in person or on TV. Handmade carpets are prone to absorb dust in the side of its lint due to its high and long lint.
If this step is not done well, the dust will turn into mud due to water contact at the place of the carpet knot, which will cause the carpet to rot over time.
From the past until now, by slowly hitting a relatively thick stick or shaking the carpet, you can get rid of this dust and wash handmade carpet in much less time.
Be careful never to knock your carpet to the ground. This will break the warp and weft of the carpet.
Of course, mentioning the fact that today, with the repeated use of the vacuum cleaner and its suction throughout the year, it can be said that we have almost no need for carpet dust in the traditional way in the past.
Improperly wetting the carpet for a long time is one of the things that causes the most irreparable damage to the handmade carpet, and this is a misconception.
In the past, it was believed that soaking the carpet for one or more days, especially with hot water, would make the carpet cleaner, causing serious damage to the carpet, especially the combination of colors and deformation of the carpet.
When washing handmade carpets, be sure to use lukewarm water, preferably cold, and minimize the risk of combining the colors of the carpet, and finish washing the carpet within 2 to 3 hours.
As mentioned above, the use of detergents is inevitable, so we must be very careful in the final rinsing of the carpet to remove these detergents from the carpet texture. Detergent staying in the long run causes rot and loss of carpet texture.
After complete rinsing, remove the remaining water from the carpet with a shovel from the handmade carpet in a few steps and then cover the carpet with a soft brush or lint cloth.
And then let the model stay in the same position for an hour to remove excess water from the carpet. Then spread the carpet in a sloping place, preferably in the sun, to dry in the open air.
In Farahan carpet, we perform the drying process in the open air and on coarse sands that have the power to absorb water and air circulation.