Rug Cleaning Thurrock
Oriental Rug Spa offer a specialist Persian, Oriental and Turkish rug cleaning for Thurrock, Essex. 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.
Antique Turkish Soumak (circa 1875)
Antique Turkish Soumak rugs are highly sought-after textiles that originate from the Anatolian region of Turkey. These rugs are woven using a specific technique called the Soumak weave, which produces a flat-woven, reversible rug with a strong and durable construction.
The Soumak weave differs from other weaving techniques in that it uses wrapping threads instead of knots to create the design, which results in a smooth surface with intricate geometric patterns and vibrant colors. The design motifs often include geometric shapes, floral patterns, and symbols that hold cultural and historical significance.
Antique Turkish Soumak rugs are known for their high-quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. They are typically made from fine wool sourced from local sheep, which adds a luxurious texture and durability to the rug. Natural dyes derived from plants, insects, and minerals are often used to achieve the rich and vibrant colors found in these rugs.
These rugs were traditionally used as floor coverings but are now cherished as art pieces and collectors’ items. Their intricate designs and rich history make them a valuable addition to any interior space. Due to their age and rarity, antique Turkish Soumak rugs can be quite expensive and are often passed down through generations.
If you are interested in purchasing an antique Turkish Soumak rug, it is important to do thorough research and buy from reputable dealers or auction houses that specialize in antique textiles. Authenticity and quality are key factors to consider, as there are many imitation rugs on the market. With proper care and maintenance, an antique Turkish Soumak rug can be enjoyed for many years to come.