Overdyed Rugs – A Clever Twist

  Overdyed Rugs –A Clever Twist   Once upon a time, rug merchants rushed to take new rugs through a chemical process called “antique wash,” which stripped the carpets’ colors to make them look aged. Tea wash was another way to alter rugs’ appearances to create new looks and move their merchandise. Well, no more….

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Antique Wash – A New Rug That Looks Antique

A New Rug That Looks Antique- “Antique Wash”       Antique Wash, Tea Wash, Over-Dye Rugs- These are common terminologies known to rug merchants and rug insiders, yet not quite clearly defined for the consumers. Buyers should know some basic information when purchasing a rug treated with such processes. When keeping up with the…

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Tea Wash My Rug Please!? Oh No….

  Tea Wash My Rug Please!? Oh No….   Tea Wash, Antique Wash, Overdyed What do these terms mean? Should a buyer be concerned when purchasing a rug treated with such processes? Are these permanent and irreversible? Can they damage a rug’s wool fiber? First let’s discuss, why they’re used. Home interior designers and architects…

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Persian Rugs Have It In The Bag (Salt Bag, That Is)

  Persian Rugs Have It In The Bag (Salt Bag, That Is)   Now considered collectors’ items, Persian salt bags were originally used by shepherds. They carried the bags filled with rock salt on their backs;doling out the salt at watering holes, so the thirsty sheep would drink, as well as retain, more water. This…

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