Washed Spanish rug by natural washer (neutral P.H)

This rug is cautiously washed by hands, soft brush and natural washer (neutral P.H) in our working place. Its opened roots are sewn by very narrow yarns and 5 metal rings are sewn among the warps and woofs in order to hang it on the wall. The weaving technique of spanish rug (Andlosia) belonging to 1930 t0 1940 was brought to Europe by the North African barbarians who immigrated to Spain.

The weaving of this type of rugs greatly has kept the originality of the North African desert dwellers’ rugs but its design have been become different and European style is used in it.

One of interesting points in weaving of these rugs which are brought to us for repairing is the method of weaving. Fars knots and Kurdestan-Saneh’s weaving technique has been used in them.

Steps to cord repair Slovak Czech rug

Repair of cord and washed  onto this rug

after repair and wash

Cleaning the strewing color caused by dog’s urine (chines hand woven rugs)

Dog’s urine includes harmful chemical compounds for rugs. It mixes up the rug’s color compounds; moreover causes the rug’s wraps and woofs lose their elasticity and become very hard and stiff which cause the rug to be broken and pierced by any pressure.

As illustrated, on the part of the rug containing cream and red colors, there is strewing color be cause of existing chemical substances in dog’s urine. We succeeded to clean it completely from the rug by the chemical compounds which are made by experienced skillful.

In this case, cleaning the spots is very important but removing the chemical substances, existing in dog’s urine, is more important than that and protecting the elasticity and preventing the warps and woofs from the cracking up and chafing as well.

Before

after

Repairing the ripped or torn Birjand Mood rugs

Sewing  the warps to gether  is not used in this method, but the warps are woven in new warps by knots and it is woven row by row by using old wool and yarns which are prepared from old Kilims. The wefts and yarns are passed through the warps from left to right and vise versa. By using this method, there will not be remained any trace of the repairing. Using old yarns and applying cutoff yarns and wefts weaving method with new yarns make improving repair in high level.This method needs more time for repairing, but the quality is remarkable and recognizing the repaired parts is very difficult.

Explanation about Birjand Mood rug:

Birjand is a city located in the southern part of Khorasan and its distance from Tehran is 1309 kilometers and 1465 meters above the sea level.

The art and industry of rugs  in Birjand, especially in Mood and Drakhsh regions, has an old history. Designs and layouts are prepared and woven by native artists. The rugs of this area are very fine and nice with high number of rows and in crimson, cream and orange colors. The Birjand’s designs are often Reez Mahi (tinny fish), Boteh Jegheh and the vertical patterns of Lachak and Toranj.