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Caucasian Rug Cleaning

Treat your Caucasian Rug to a specialist clean at our bespoke rug spa in Cheshire

Caucasian Rug Cleaning Cheshire

A specialist Caucasian Rug cleaning service based in Cheshire. We offer a bespoke rug cleaning experience and thorough deep cleaning of your precious Caucasian Rugs.

Caucasian rugs are often made with hand dyed wool yarn which needs a particular way of being cleaned and should never be cleaned in your home. 

Caucasian Rug Cleaners

Caucasian Rug Cleaning Process

  • Pre – Inspection, any existing conditions noted.
  • Colour Fastness and condition tests which determined our cleaning procedure
  • Dry soil removal – This includes air dusting and beating depending on condition tests
  • Washing in our purpose built wash pit.
  • Any additional treatments needed such as urine, odour, stains and moth treatments..
  • Drying – thoroughly dried within hours.
  • Grooming – Setting the pile
  • Post – Inspection 
  • Your rug is now clean and fresh and ready for collection 

You can read all about our thorough cleaning process and about each step in great detail on our Rug Cleaning Process Page

Cleaning a Caucasian Rug.

Caucasian rugs are typically hand knotted and use wool yarn for both the pile of the rug they can use both Cotton and wool for the foundation. They are often  woven by tribes and are “village pieces” meaning they are unique pieces but may not be perfect and are not as intricate or as finely woven as the city rugs. We would always  recommend you to have your Caucasian Rug cleaned by a specialist who can cater for these type of rug safely.

We have many years experience, the correct rug cleaning equipment and cleaning products to clean your Caucasian Rug safely and thoroughly. We are also Woolsafe approved members meaning you can be rest assured your Caucasian wool rug is in safe hands.

A Rug Cleaning Service that is highly sought after, Trusted & Reliable

We are a family run business who specialise in just rug cleaning and rug restoration. We have over 30 combined years experience in the rug cleaning industry and are proud of our dedication to expert care and knowledge of all types of rugs.

To find out how we can bring a new life back to your precious rugs, give us a call today on 01606 882712 or fill in the form and we’ll give you a quotation based on your needs.

Cleaning Caucasian Rugs

The History of the Caucasian Rug

Caucasian rugs get their name from the place that they originated in- the Caucasus. Since the end of the 18th century, Caucasian rugs have been primarily made for household purposes, as opposed to the productions that you found in larger cities. These distinctive rugs bare geometric and tribal designs with a bold, primary colour-based palette.

Caucasian rugs come from the regions between Europe and Asia, mainly from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Daghestan in Russia. Rug production has always been a prominent means of distribution in mountainous regions of Caucasus since the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Rugs that date right back to these eras are seen as majestic masterpieces and a great representation of early rug production.

With such intricate detailing, and by being made out of materials such as the finest wool which tribes tended to use in those times, as well as today, it is no surprise that these antique rugs are the most sought out in the industry- especially to those in Italy who are big fans of their patterns and designs, as well as the smaller size of them which ensures that they fit perfectly in their rooms.


Caucasian Rug Design

Many Caucasian rugs have strong geometric designs that are woven in bright reds, blues, yellows and other vibrant shades; you’ll notice that the patterns on these rugs are symmetrical to represent elements of life here on earth. Many others feature symbols that represent the sun, stars, planets and the astrological elements: Earth, Wind, Fire and Water as these are the fundamental laws of life. You will also often find the seed or a tree of life patterned on Caucasian rugs, too.

One of the most popular designs featured on Caucasian rugs is the Eagle design which will have 2 central medallions instead of one; this version can also be known as the ‘Sunburst’ design. See below for further patterns and designs that tend to be featured on these Oriental rugs:

The Wheel of life – an ancient motif that represents the nature of life, many tribal pieces feature this pattern.

Ram’s Horns – Another popular motif that symbolizes the source of warmth and comfort, but also emphasising on the sheep because they are the main source of a tribes livelihood; due to the wool that they use to weave the rugs, and keep warm. The ram’s horns also represent strength and power.

Other common motifs on Caucasian rugs are the star of wisdom, dragons, the boteh and birds. Another distinctive detail of a Caucasian rug is the borders and guard borders that frame the rug; these are also symbolic because the weavers believe that life is vulnerable and so it must be protected.

In the Caucasus region, their rugs are better known as Shirvan, Dagestan, Kuba, Kazak and Karachopf rugs. These carpets have become increasingly popular during the great expansion of village weaving that was promoted by the Russian authorities until today. Now, their presentation has significantly dropped- meaning that the traditional antique rugs of Caucasus are very rare.

In this modern age, Caucasian rugs have undergone reweaving using yarn that has been unravelled from damaged or fragmentary Kilims that are no longer of value- this has given weavers the opportunity to reproduce the traditional designs that are most desirable and valuable in the industry.

In the beginning, Caucasian rugs were made out of just wool- the knotted pile, as well as the warp, were made from hand-spun woollen yarn or sometimes goat hair. These warped threads can be light in some areas and darker in others. Being of such high quality, Caucasian rugs are authentically gorgeous in every way.

Caucasian Rug Cleaning
Specialist Caucasian Rug Cleaners

Caring For your Caucasian Rug

Caucasian rugs are susceptible to moth damage, burns and irremovable stains, which unfortunately means that the rugs will carry these characteristics or they could be rewoven.

In terms of less severe damage, it is still obligatory to ensure that a Caucasian carpet is kept in its prime condition by getting it professionally cleaned. Regular vaccuming and turning are a must, but to ensure that their bright patterns and piles are kept vibrant, a rug cleaning service will be your best bet.

Here at Arcadia Rug Spa, with our industry-leading experience and cleaning and repair processes, we are able to revitalise a Caucasian rug so that they are representing their raw state as much as possible. As the leading rug cleaner in the North West, we are confident in our practices at our rug cleaning facility in Northwich.

We have a 12-step rug cleaning process that fully ensures that all repair and cleaning precautions are carried out with, meaning we don’t miss one spot! Pop into our store and we promise you that your rug won’t be in better hands. We are aware of how much of an investment your rug is, which is why we make it our mission to deliver it back to you feeling, looking and smelling amazing.

Explore the rest of our rug cleaning websitefor more information on our handmade rug cleaning services; in the meantime, check out the fun facts on Caucasian rugs below:

  • Caucasian rugs are rarely bigger than 5 x 8!
  • All caucasian rugs are made with the Turkish or Giordes knot.
  • There are 25 types of Caucasian rugs!

You may also be interested to learn about other types of rugs, here are 2 other types of rugs you may be interested in.