Treat your rugs like works of art. Do not wash them for no reason!
Excess is always a bad thing. Being left to gather dust is certainly bad for a rug, but too frequent or inappropriate cleaning can be equally damaging.
Do not beat your rugs. Do not torture them by shaking them over your balcony railing; the wefts drop, and the warps break.
Say yes to using a vacuum cleaner, even though in the past it was forbidden as a method for cleaning rugs. It has now been proven that it is the only safe means for cleaning handmade rugs.
In the spring, when you are ready to put your handmade rugs in storage, they must first be thoroughly cleaned with the vacuum cleaner; then, using a clean, white piece of linen dipped in a mixture of water and vinegar (1:1 ratio), rub the rugs well in the direction of the pile. Make sure that they are completely dry and that there is no moisture left, then wrap them in cotton cloth with the reverse side facing out. Add mothballs or any other moth repellent you wish, such as camphor, and store them in light-coloured cloth bags until the fall.
Handmade rugs do not require washing every year; they may lose their natural oiliness that acts as a natural stain repellent.
Infrequently, every 4-5 years and depending on the amount of use in the home, handmade rugs can be washed using pure soap and lukewarm water.
Do not use chemicals to clean or wash handmade rugs.
It is recommended to place sensitive rugs in areas that are not subject to heavy foot traffic.
Special care must be taken when placing house plants on top of handmade rugs. Dampness is wool’s worst enemy.
Objects such as vases, lamps, table legs, etc. that are placed on rugs must be moved frequently, even by a few inches, to allow all sections of the rug to “breath”
In general, if anything spills onto a handmade rug, it must be cleaned right away using a clean, white linen cloth and rubbing in the direction of the pile.