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How to take care of your Moroccan Wool Rug?


Moroccan Wool rugs are very resilient yet delicate rugs. If you take care of your Moroccan rug and showed it the love it deserves it will re-pay you back and last for generations.

Since there are many types of rugs i.e. Azilal, Ourika, Hanbel, Handira, Flat kilim, Beniourain, Zayan Red rugs, Boucherouite etc, there are also many ways of taking care of these different types. Yet, some care tips are valid for all.

 Color

Avoid direct exposition to the sun, but if it is not possible then try to rotate the rug every week/month to even the fading and to look uniformed.

Dusting

The enemy number one of wool rugs is dust. Dust and dirt affect the fibers of the rug and they start to accumulate, so if the rug is not frequently cleaned they will trigger the shedding. This is why you need to vacuum and dust your rug at least once a week and it is highly preferred to hang it and shake it on your balcony or backyard once a month.

Tip: vaccum your rug from side to side “ width” and not from end to end “ Length”.

Washing

Avoid washing your wool rug, alternatives are to dust it, vacuum it, expose it to the sun for few hours if you are lucky and live in one of the sunny heavens, or for even two days of the sun is shy in your city.

If you spell something, clean the spills instantly, to avoid leaving marks. Use a white piece of fabric or small white towel and clean the spot with warm water, if not enough then use some soap.

 

"Hadda" is giving the rug some love. 

If it is time to wash it, then best ways are:

Hand wash it if you can, using organic/ natural soap, rinse it and then air dry it.

Dry clean it at specialized carpets and rugs cleaners.

Tip: Wool rugs are to be washed every 1 to 2 years depends on the level of traffic, kids, pets etc.

Amzigh Women Washing at the river  

 

 

 

 

 


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