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Moroccan Rug Cleaning. Special considerations
Anyone who has opened up a home decor magazine in the last decade undoubtedly has seen many beautiful examples of gorgeous Moroccan rugs - from stunning, monochromatic Beni Ourain rugs such as those pictured above, to fantastically vibrant Moroccan kilims. Moroccan rugs have been adorning and beautifying homes for centuries and they are among the most beautiful rugs in the world. Caring for them is similar to caring for Persian, Turkish and other Oriental rugs. However, they do pose several unique challenges. Moroccan rugs tend to have a longer pile than other Oriental rugs, leaving room at the base of the pile for dirt to become embedded, and in some instances, for moths to inflict damage. Moroccan wool is coarser, generally, than Persian and Turkish wool. Also, Moroccan dyes, as indeed all dyes, can be fugitive leading to possible color run during the cleaning process. Of course there are many fine examples of Moroccan rugs with stable dyes, but many Moroccan rugs in the US and European markets unfortunately have less stable dyes. For this reason, professional cleaners must take special care not to let colors run during a cleaning process. When searching for a Moroccan rug cleaner, take special care to ask about the cleaning process and what steps are taken to minimize the risk of color run. A good Moroccan carpet cleaner will have experience with different types of Moroccan rugs and kilims to ensure that they can be enjoyed for many years to come.