Antique Turkish Kilim Rug Cleaning

Because kilims have no pile, they tend to not hold dirt particles the same way that hand knotted rugs can.  For this reason, if one wears no shoes on a kilim, it can go for several years without the need for a professional kilim cleaning.  Nevertheless, when a kilim does get professionally cleaned, it can bring a kilim back to life in that the yarns look like they have regained their luster.  Kilim cleaning is done in a similar fashion as hand knotted rug cleaning - water, soap, and thorough brushing.  Antique kilim cleaning is done in a similar fashion, with extra care to not damage fibers that may be more fragile.