Recommended cleaning methods:
1 - Cleaning with a hard brush
Oriental rugs love to be brushed ! Once or twice a month, brush the carpet, first against and then with the pile to dislodge deeper debris.
2 - Cleaning with a carpet beater
If you are able, once a year in the summer on a dry sunny day, take the carpet outside in the sun and lay pile facing up for a few hours. Repeat the procedure with the pile facing down. After a few hours, still facing down, beat the whole surface of the carpet with a carpet beater or stick. You will then see that this has removed a considerable quantity of dust or debris.
3 - Day to day vacuuming
Always use the vacuum cleaner on a low suction setting, preferably in the direction of the pile.
N.B.Always use a dry vacuum cleaner, never a water or steam version.
4 - Professional cleaning
Every 5 to 10 years, depending on wear and usage, the carpet should be washed. This should be done by an Oriental rug cleaning specialist as home washing can cause damage.