The Berber carpet, for a chic and Bohemian style.
The Berber carpet, emblematic piece of Moroccan craftsmanship is an art object in its own right.
Totally handmade according to a know-how and a weaving technique, it has become over time an iconic piece of our interiors.
The Berber carpet or particularly the Beni Ouarain carpet is made by a confederation of seventeen Berber tribes living in the mountainous regions of the Middle Atlas of Morocco.
Beni Ouarain carpets, Azilal carpets, Mrirt carpets, Boucherouite carpets, Zanafi carpets…all have their own graphics and particularity. Sometimes very colored or on the contrary patinated, each Berber carpet that we propose is an authentic, unique and high quality piece.
The making of the Berber carpet requires a real mastery of the loom and perfect knowledge of the raw material: the sheep wool which after being carded with the help of a metal comb is transformed into a ball of yarn and then dyed by adding natural colors.
The Berber weavers tell a part of their culture, their life, their history, through this work which can take up to 8 weeks of confection for a single Berber carpet.
How to clean your Berber carpet ?
Morocco Berber Rugs is above all a precious object that deserves regular maintenance. It is thus essential to maintain it in order to preserve it in its aspect of origin as long as possible.
Indeed, the regular cleaning allows to “re-inflate” your carpet, to give shape to the fibers in order to make them more fluffy and supple.
Note that during the first two months, it is normal for your carpet to lose its excess wool in the form of fluff. Simply vacuum them up without rubbing.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR BERBER CARPET YOURSELF ?
Once a year, it will be appropriate to do a deep cleaning of the carpet.
We recommend calling a professional, but you can also wash it yourself:
- Dry shampooing: cleaning is done by sprinkling a powdered shampoo, followed by vacuuming after penetration of the product.
- Wet shampoo: Dilute the product as little as possible. Do not soak the carpet. Using a shampooer, spread the cleaning product with vinegar, insisting on the most soiled parts. Let dry avoiding any passage. To pass carefully the vacuum cleaner
Finally, it is important not to wait to stain a carpet to clean it. Therefore, think about removing the dust from the carpet regularly by taking it out on your balcony in the sun for a few hours.
CAN WE VACUUM A BERBER CARPET ?
Indeed, you can clean your carpet with a vacuum cleaner, however, you must be careful to pass it in the direction of the pile.
To do this, pass your hand over the carpet, if it slips you are in the right direction, if the touch is rough you are in the opposite direction.
In addition, you must set your vacuum cleaner to low power and use an appropriate nozzle (without brush).
Avoid going back and forth to avoid damaging the carpet strands.
HOW TO CLEAN CERTAIN STAINS ?
First of all, it is important to intervene immediately in order to absorb the liquids as quickly as possible to avoid anchoring the stain in the wool fibres.
We have listed some tips for several types of stains, but if the stains persist, you will need to call in the services of a professional:
Beer or alcohol stains
After sponging off the liquid, rub the stain with water and vinegar.
Blot with warm water and a cloth.
It is necessary to wait that these spots dry. Then brush or vacuum the stained area. If stains remain, it is necessary to rub with a cloth soaked in vinegar water (1 spoon with soup for 1 liter of water). Rinse with clear water then sponge with a clean cloth.
Stains of candle
It is necessary to remove the surplus with a spatula then to apply to the stained zone a blotter or absorbing paper and pass a hot iron on it. The rest of the stain can be removed with benzine. Hot white spirit vinegar also works well.
First, harden the chewing gum by passing a plastic bag filled with ice cubes over it. Secondly, once the gum has been hardened by the cold, remove the pieces with your fingernails or a knife. If you are unable to remove all the gum, you can dip a toothbrush in rubbing alcohol and scrub vigorously. You can also dissolve chewing gum by rubbing it gently with a damp cloth.