Rug Cleaning Chesham
Oriental Rug Spa offer a specialist Persian, Oriental and Turkish rug cleaning for Chesham, 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.
Gabbeh rugs have a long history in Persian culture, dating back thousands of years. The word “Gabbeh” comes from the Persian language and translates to “raw” or “natural.” These rugs were traditionally handwoven by nomadic tribes in Iran, specifically by the Qashqai and Luri tribes.
The weaving techniques used to create Gabbeh rugs are passed down through generations, with designs and patterns often continued from one weaver to another. The rugs are made using hand-spun wool and natural dyes, resulting in a distinct and earthy color palette.
Gabbeh rugs are characterized by their simple yet bold designs. They typically feature abstract geometric shapes, animals, plants, or basic human figures. The designs are often minimalistic and asymmetrical, with a focus on capturing the essence of nature and life in their patterns.
Originally, Gabbeh rugs were created for personal use by the nomadic tribes. They served as sleeping mats, floor coverings, and warm blankets during the cold desert nights. Each rug told a unique story of the weaver’s life experiences, beliefs, or events.
In the 1980s, Gabbeh rugs gained popularity outside of Iran as collectors and rug enthusiasts began to appreciate their unique beauty and cultural significance. The simplicity and organic quality of these rugs attracted many admirers. As a result, the demand for Gabbeh rugs increased, and they started being produced for commercial purposes.
Today, Gabbeh rugs are still crafted by hand using traditional weaving techniques. They are sought after for their quality craftsmanship, natural materials, and distinctive designs. Gabbeh rugs have become a symbol of Persian art and culture, representing the heritage and skill of the nomadic tribes who have preserved this traditional craft for centuries.