General care guide
Every rug we have is carefully cleaned, beaten, and treated for moths before shipping. As vintage one-off pieces, the care and maintenance of individual rugs will vary and we can offer bespoke advice for each.
As a general guide, the best way to clean your rug is to regularly beat it and shake it outdoors, so that all dust particles, debris, and potential moth larvae can be dislodged easily, without damaging the rug. Vacuuming is better kept to a minimum as it tends to remove the pile of the rug and may damage its structure.
To clean any stains, we advise the use of a damp cloth and a delicate wool detergent. Dry cleaning is not advisable as the harsh chemicals will weaken the fibers. If you eventually want to give it a wash, either look for a specialist or wash it outdoors, on a tiled floor or plastic sheet with delicate wool detergent and plenty of water. Do make sure the weather is warm and dry or it may take too long to dry. In any case, we recommend washing your carpet only if really needed.
Pieces that are worn more than others should be placed in a low-traffic area (we always specify the condition of our rugs in their descriptions).
The addition of rugs pads can help protect from wear and avoid slippage.