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Oriental & Persian Rug Event Draws in Rug Experts from Across The Nation

Posted on: August 17th, 2013

Oriental & Persian Rug Event Draws Rocklin's Master Rug Cleaner, Edd O'Donoghue, of Pressluft Carpet & Oriental Rug Cleaning. Jun 29, 2015 – Edd participated in the Oriental & Persian Rug Event held in San Diego, CA, July 2013. The Rug Mastery courses included Rug Weaving and Rug Identification. Hand Woven Rugs can take months, […]

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Beni Ouarain Hendira

Posted on: August 14th, 2013

Beni Ouarain Hendira- We just get so amped when an unusual textile comes to us. This interesting tribal piece peaked our full attention. This gem is from Morocco! The owners bought it as a rug while in Morocco. We found they are frequently sold with actual rugs however they will last longer with little or […]

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Kilim Rugs

Kilim Rugs

Posted on: May 13th, 2013

Kilim Rugs are flat woven textiles. The term KILIM is used to describe a WEFT-FACED textile. Wefts are the yarns in a rug that span horizontally on the rug as opposed yarns which traverse vertically in a rug. Kilim Rugs are called weft-faced because you see all weft yarns. A Kilim is flat because there […]

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Yei Navajo Style Rug

Navajo Rugs

Posted on: May 1st, 2013

Such a delightful rug. This beautiful textile is known as a Yei or Yei Bi Chei style of Navajo Rug. The intriguing Yei style rugs are strongly representative of Navajo ceremonies centered on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing. The “Holy People” portrayed in Yei weavings communicate between the Navajo People and their gods, and […]

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Vintage Water Bag

Posted on: January 18th, 2013 No Comments

We cleaned a Vintage Water Bag today. When it’s owner brought it to us to see if we could clean it we couldn’t see any labels or markings. As we were dusting the branding, and descriptions were revealed. Now the Appell’s logo and slogan “Always a Cold Drink” along with “South African Water Bag” are […]

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Wool Rug Odor

Posted on: January 12th, 2013

One source of wool rug odor is from the Latex that is used to hold the backing materials (fabric Scrim) to the face yarns on Hand-Tufted Rugs from India. Sometimes there is an odd smell when a Hand Tufted Rug is new but more often by the time the rug is 5 years old the […]

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Wool Rug Spotters

Posted on: January 11th, 2013

Spotters sold in retail stores that are advertised as “safe” for rugs are not formulated for Natural Fibers such as Wool, Cotton & Silk or blended fibers. They are designed for nylon or polyester wall to wall carpets or area rugs. These over the counter products can cause permanent color loss due to reducing agents […]

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Pet Urine

Posted on: December 5th, 2012

When we receive urine contaminated rugs they will go into a submersion bath. There they will be pre treated, then soak in a solution to help release the uric acid and remove the odors, next they will get a deep cleaning followed by multiple rinses. The process may be repeated several times if necessary to […]

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Crease-Damage

Rug Panels

Posted on: December 5th, 2012

Rug Panels are noticeable in this 1920’s Whitehall Wilton Anglo Persian Rug(Phoenix Bird). It is an Art Nouveau piece that came to us for cleaning. It was made by Whitthall-Wilton in Worcester, MA. In the 18th century Kiddermeinster, England began producing woven carpets. Matthew Whittall, was born in Kidderminster, England in 1843. At 21 years […]

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Moth Damage

Posted on: December 5th, 2012

Case Making moths can do considerable moth damage to wool rugs. Adult female moths lay their eggs almost immediately after they emerge from the pupal case. Moth damage occurs when the moth is in the larvae stage and feeding on protein fibers such as wool. If left undisturbed they will eat until the food source […]

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