Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Kilim Cleaning


The wonderful geometric motifs of kilims can be like art for your floor.  Indeed, in many homes in my native country of Turkey, people hang kilims on the wall for the beautiful vibrancy they provide.  The contrasting colors accentuate the motifs making them "pop" even more.  This is why it is critical that when a handmade kilim is cleaned, special care is made to avoid any color run.  Darker colors can seep into lighter colors during the kilim cleaning process so special attention should be paid to this at all times.  We recommend doing a test on a small area of the kilim before soaking the entire kilim to minimize the risk of color run.  With proper care and regular period professional kilim cleaning, a beautiful kilim can last several lifetimes. --

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