Rug Cleaning Amersham
Oriental Rug Spa offer a specialist Persian, Oriental and Turkish rug cleaning for Amersham, Buckinghamshire. We also offer a rug repair service. If you own a dirty or soiled rug that needs professional cleaning, then why not give us a call on 01276 423 150. We can arrange collection and delivery for you. The rug wash process required can differ from rug to rug, so we offer various methods of rug cleaning, from full immersion washing to dry cleaning. All rug fibres can be cared for – wool, cotton, silk, viscose, rayon. We can carry out a pet stain and odour treatment, moth treatment and apply a fibre protection to resist against soiling and staining. We have extensive experience with cleaning antique rugs and rugs with unstable dyes and offer a rug repair service, including fringes, sides and pile reweaving.
Persian Afshar Rugs
Persian Afshar rugs have a rich history that dates back several centuries. The Afshar tribe, one of the major Iranian tribes, has a long tradition of rug weaving, and their rugs have become sought after by collectors and enthusiasts worldwide.
The Afshar tribe originated in Central Asia and migrated to various regions of Iran, including Azerbaijan, Kerman, and Khorasan. Rug weaving has been an integral part of their culture and livelihood for generations. The unique designs and techniques used in Afshar rugs are a reflection of their nomadic lifestyle and the influences of their surroundings.
Afshar rugs are known for their intricate geometric patterns and bold, vibrant colors. The motifs often consist of geometric shapes, stylized animals, flowers, and symbols that hold cultural and symbolic significance. These designs are typically woven using a combination of knotting and flat weaving techniques.
In terms of materials, Afshar rugs are traditionally made from high-quality wool, sourced from the sheep raised by the tribe. The wool is hand-spun, ensuring durability and providing a soft texture to the rugs. In some cases, silk may also be incorporated into the design for added elegance and sheen.
The history of Afshar rug weaving can be traced back to the late 16th century, and during the 19th century, they gained significant popularity both in domestic and international markets. Many Afshar rugs were collected by European merchants and travellers, who recognized their artistic value and craftsmanship.
Afshar rugs continue to be woven by skilled artisans, often using traditional methods and tools. The rugs are mainly produced in smaller sizes, suitable for use as decorative pieces or prayer mats. However, larger area rugs are also woven to cater to modern demands.
Today, Afshar rugs are regarded as valuable and collectible items in the world of Oriental carpets. They are highly sought after for their unique designs, exceptional quality, and historical significance. Whether used as floor coverings or displayed as art pieces, Persian Afshar rugs continue to captivate enthusiasts with their beauty and cultural significance.