First step in cleaning a spill should be to soak up as much liquid as possible by pressing a clean cloth over the spill, both from front and back of the rug. If there is no remaining stain, the rug can be dried using a hand-held hair dryer. Other common spills may be cleaned as follows. Red Wine After absorbing as much liquid as possible, wipe spot with white wine vinegar, and then with water.Mud Allow to dry and then vacuum or brush out. Pet Urine Absorb as much liquid as possible, wipe with sponge and let dry. Then clean with white vinegar. If still not clean, gently. Clean with a mix of 3 parts alcohol to 1 part ammonia. Cleaning your rug at home. The only requirement is a large enough space to lay the carpet flat. Cleaning solution: white vinegar and, either rug shampoo or a natural soap, dissolved in the water. Test a small corner for color fastness: rub a corner of the rug firmly with a damp white cloth, then inspect the cloth carefully for traces of color. Bush and beat the rug throughly to remove loose particles. Lay rug flat, dip brush in water, then wipe with firm but gentle strokes. First brush vertically, with and against the pile, then horizontally, side to side across the pile.
Apply solution sparingly, so as not to soak the base of the carpet. Dry by laying the rug flat on a hard surface outside, or indoors with a warm air heating system. Do not place anything or walk on the carpet until it dries. Rug weaving have been a traditional occupation and cultural product for centuries inTurkey.
Traditionally the rugs were created for very practical functions as saddle bags for horses and camels, as warm blankets, as room dividers, and even as baby cradles. No one knows exactly when the technique of carpet weaving first appeared; however, the oldest surviving rug in the world is from the 5th century and made in the Turkish style of a double knot.
Turkish rugs are made from five basic materials, consisting of sheep wool, goat hair, cotton, floss silk, and silk. The carpets have been naturally dyed for thousands of years using vegetables, barko, roots, and other natural products. Comes from onion skin or saffron; browns are created from pine cones or dry tobacco leaves; blue emerges from indigo; reds arise from cochineal or madder root.
Since the 19th century, synthetic dyes have also been used. The art of carpet weaving continued and developed throughout Turkish history. Towards the end of the 14th century, these rugs began to enter European homes, churches and castles.
Travelers and merchants to the Middle East began bringing the rugs home with them. In the 16th century "Classical Ottoman Rugs" emerged, in which the designs and colors on the rug were determined by palace artists and then sent to weaving centers. The designs of this time, which consisted of twisting branches, leaves, and flowers such as tulips, carnations and hyacinths, were woven in a naturalistic style and established the basic composition of the rug.
Style can still be found in Turkish rugs today. There are many different types of motifs and emblems which can be seen on Turkish rugs. They are usually either geometrical and stylized motifs or nature and floral designs. These compositions, motifs, and designs are not created at random. Instead they represent meaningful symbols.
Some of the most common motifs on rugs include the Tree of Life symbolizing long life and re-birth, the Horns of Animals symbolizing power, the Hands on Hips symbolizing female fertility and the mother of God, as well as the Hanging Candle symbolizing holy (eternal) light. The eye motif can be seen on the carpet opposite. It is believed that the best way to prevent harm from coming to ones self is to ward it off with an eye. Woven into the carpets and rugs are traditional symbols that tell a story and have meaning. Different regions and designers utilize various motifs and symbols to create a rug.Turkish rugs are usually named after the town or region where they are made, and each type is distinctive. Today, Turkish rugs serve not only practical functions as floor or wall coverings to keep out the cold, but they are also used as prayer rugs by Muslims. Rugs are also often traditionally a part of wedding and funeral ceremonies. The floors of mosques are often covered by rugs and in Turkey there is a tradition of donating carpets to mosques. The item "Vintage Hanmade Turkish Oushak Oval Area Rug 112x82" is in sale since Thursday, August 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Rugs & Carpets\Area Rugs". The seller is "cappadociarug" and is located in kayseri, turkey. This item can be shipped worldwide.