Washing carpets in ancient times

In the old days, the best time to wash carpets was in spring, summer and autumn, because in these seasons, natural sunlight can be used to dry and destroy willows. However, this method was associated with many problems and difficulties
The strips that are on both longitudinal sides of the carpet from the beginning or the end are called the head or the edge of the carpet. This part of the carpet in the new weaves is usually tube-shaped and completely circular, but in the old carpets, especially the nomadic and rural carpets of Iran, it was in the form of a strip 2 to 4 cm wide. The edges of the carpet surround the carpet like a frame, and in addition to its beauty, it makes the edges of the sides of the carpet resistant to abrasion, as well as the resistance of the carpet to the entry of water or liquid liquids. Examination of many old rugs and handicrafts shows that weavers used goat hair instead of wool fibers for the head to further protect the carpet. Because goat hair is the most resistant animal fiber that moisture does not pass through, and also insects such as willow that easily chew the carpet fibers, can not chew them and penetrate into the carpet

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  1. Like any other object, the carpet needs maintenance. By following some tips, you can increase the life of your carpet and keep it new for longer:
    1- Do not let direct sunlight shine on the carpet.
    2- Do not place the carpet near heat and ignition sources.

    3- Roll it to move the carpet and never try to fold the carpet because it will cause it to break.

    4- Do not put the carpet in wet places because moisture will cause the carpet to rot.

    5- Do not place heavy items such as furniture and cupboards on the carpet because it causes the fibers to be compressed in one place, and if you are forced to do so, change the place of the items you have placed on the carpet from time to time.

    6- Clean the carpet with a vacuum cleaner once a week.

    7- Turn the carpet upside down once in a while so that it is not exposed to abrasion.

    8- Spread the carpet under the doors in such a way that it is not in constant contact with it.
    9- Leave the washing of the carpet to reputable carpet washing companies and avoid washing the carpet at home.
    – If your carpet is spread on a flat surface of mosaic or ceramic and this causes the carpet to move, you can use special stickers for the carpet or the same carpet brake or sponge-like liners.


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