An authentic oriental rug is a handmade carpet that is either knotted with pile or woven without pile. Oriental-design rugs made by machine or any method other than hand knotting or hand weaving are not considered authentic oriental rugs.

During the past century, the Oriental rug has become valued throughout the world as a work of art. With its history and color, the Oriental rug often is called the aristocrat of carpets. Although the Oriental rug of today may not soar through the air like the magic carpet of Arabian legend, the Oriental rug does perform magic, transforming interior spaces into extraordinary spaces.

The term, Oriental rug, traditionally has been used to describe hand-knotted rugs from the East. The process typically involves stretching warp threads on a loom and knotting the pile to these threads. When a row of knots is completed, a weft thread is inserted. Once the entire carpet is knotted, the pile is shorn. To a large degree, the precision of the design depends on how tightly the rug has been knotted and how short the pile has been cut.


Rugs collect allergens, bacteria, and chemicals in their fibers. So if you have kids or pets low to the ground, it's healthier for them if you keep these areas as irritant-free as possible. (This is also the guideline for rooms frequented by people with strong dust mite allergies. Having your rugs, carpteting, and bed linens treated with an all-natural Anti-Allergen Treatment is also recommended.

Collected dirt can damage the rug foundation which shortens the life of the rug.

Untreated pet stains can bond with the natural rug fibers causing irreversible damage and odor.

Cleaning restores the natural sheen, color, softness of the rug.

Protects the overall value of your investment.