Hand Knotted Vintage Persian Arak Wool Runner!
Size (W x L): 90 x 257 cm
Pile: Pure wool, natural dyes
Woven: Hand Knotted (Certified)
Age: 50 - 55 Years
About Persian Arak Rug: This beautiful rug was hand knotted in Arak, Iran. The history of carpet making goes back centuries in this industrial Centre. The city is also known for its rugs, pottery, metalwork, and carpets. Fringes of the rug are cotton; pile is pure wool and average knot count is around 120 KPSI making it hard wearing carpet.
All vintage & antique rugs that we are selling were produced years ago with love by nomads and are treasures of the past. They have been professionally washed, cleaned and restored. Due to the vintage/antique nature of our rugs, there may be imperfections and signs of wear which rather enhance the feel and beauty of these rugs.
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Rotate your rugs frequently to equalize the damaging effects of the sunlight. Continual direct exposure to sunlight will damage a rug over time, use window shades, shutters, or heavy curtains to safeguard your investment.
Protect your rugs from Fumes and Dampness from furnaces, stoves, chimneys and auto exhaust can mix with humidity in the atmosphere to form an acid that fades and deteriorates the appearance of wool. Over time, dampness will rot the threads and destroy the fibers of a rug. Keep them in a dry environment.
Wear and tear If a rug is cut or torn, have a competent person repair the damage as soon as possible. Holes can expand very quickly and ruin an otherwise repairable carpet. With ordinary use, the selvage edges tend to fray as they are not as compressed as the rug pile. Worn edges can easily be re-darned. Fringes can be replaced. Worn or damaged areas in the middle of a rug can be re-knotted. Even large holes can be restored.
Moths can cause extensive damage to Oriental rugs; however, a carpet in normal use is rarely in danger from moths. Frequent rotation and regular exposure to light and air usually keeps moths at bay. Eliminate these pests and safeguard against their return by spraying the front and back of a carpet every six months with moth spray.
Padding an Oriental rug the life can be doubled with the use of good-quality padding. Padding protects the rug, especially in heavily-trafficked areas. The best padding is made of hair or fiber with a rubberized surface to prevent moving and wrinkling. Avoid synthetic pad that takes on the appearance of rubber as it turns to an abrasive powder after several years.
Cleaning The beauty and life of Oriental rugs are vitally dependent on their cleanliness. Lack of maintenance will contribute to loss in the potential investment.
Sweeping the rug with a broom at least once a week removes loose soil and brings out it's natural sheen
Beating is one of the best methods for cleaning a rug. It should be beaten several times on each side, always in dry weather.
Vacuuming Try to use a low suction level and a new bag. Never vacuum against the nap, as this presses dirt back into the rug. (Run your hand across the pile from fringe to fringe to determine the direction of the nap.) Do not vacuum the fringes. The suction of a powerful vacuum cleaner can tear the fringe.
Washing Oriental rugs should be washed every three to five years, depending on their use and the amount of traffic they endure. Using steam-cleaning or chemicals on an Oriental rug removes the natural oils from the wool. The pile becomes brittle, and the carpet wears out sooner. Do not, unless absolutely necessary, submerge an Oriental rug in water. Surface cleaning is usually all that is required.
Crushed pile Revive carpet pile that has been crushed by heavy furniture by brushing the indented area with a soft brush. Moisten with a spray bottle, and brush again.
Storage If a rug must be stored, it must be inspected regularly. To store a rug, wrap it in fabric. An Oriental rug needs to breathe. It can rot or mildew in plastic. A rug can be rolled up and stored in a chest with some paradichlorobenzene crystals, which make the wool inedible to moths. DO NOT lay carpets flat on top of one another for any length of time. A rug stored in a damp or humid area will mildew, which discolors and weakens the fibers. A hot or poorly ventilated storage area will dry out the base of the rug, making it brittle, destroying strength and durability. If you act immediately, you can prevent virtually any spill from becoming a stain.
Living Room Rug Size Tips
All Legs On
Create a unified look in your living room with an area rug large enough to accommodate all of your furniture. The key to styling your seating area on top of a large rug is to maintain at least a few inches of space beyond where your sofa and chairs sit. This helps organize the seating area and create distinction in the room.
Front Legs On
You can still create a cohesive look without the cost of a room size rug. If your seating configuration doesn’t allow for all your furniture to be placed on the rug, tuck it just under the front legs of your sofa and chairs to keep your seating area unified.
All Legs Off
While not usually recommended, sometimes small rugs can be a budget-friendly option and still add style and comfort to your living room. If you’re working with a smaller room, consider a small rug that floats in the center of your seating arrangement. So long as it is properly centered among your furniture, a smaller area rug will look intentional and well-styled.
Rule Breaker: Round Shape
For an unconventional option, choose a large round rug to distinguish your sitting area. Opt for a standard size that is large enough to accommodate all of your furniture with a few inches to spare, or at least large enough to accommodate the front legs of each piece.
Dining Room Rug Size Tips
Rectangular Dining Table
Rectangular dining tables look best over rectangular rugs. If there is a generous gap between the edges of the rug and your other dining room furniture, like a buffet or bar cart, then consider sizing up to get the most coverage possible under your dining chairs.
Square Dining Table
Square dining tables are commonly paired with rectangular or square rugs to reinforce the overall silhouette of the table and room. However, if you’re looking for a more playful design, you can pair a square table with an oversized round rug for a bold look.
Round Dining Table
Similar to square tables, round dining tables can be complemented by both square and round area rugs. A round rug works with the shape of your dining table to create a cohesive visual statement. If you want to create a look that’s unexpected, opt for a square rug.
Rule Breaker: Room Shape
The shape of the room can help determine the rug shape you choose. If you’re working with a square room for instance, then a square rug will emphasize its shape and enhance the look of you room, regardless of the shape of your dining table.
Bedroom Rug Size Tips
All Furniture On
If you’re working with a large master bedroom, consider a rug size large enough to fit your bed and both nightstands. For a larger room, an 8- by 10-foot rug is the perfect size to accommodate a queen-size bed and end tables.
Just the Bed On
If you have attractive flooring but want to add more comfort, then tuck a 6- by 9-foot rug under the bed just up to the nightstands to provide soft cushioning where it matters most. Smaller rugs are more cost effective and won’t completely hide your beautiful flooring.
Flanking the Bed
One great budget-friendly way to achieve the comfort of a larger rug is to place a runner rug on either side of the bed. Runner rugs and 2- by 3-foot rugs will give you the soft underfoot feel when getting in and out of bed for a fraction of the cost of a bigger rug size.
Rule Breaker: Foot of the Bed
If you have wall-to-wall carpeting, then you probably aren’t looking for a rug to provide comfort – but you can still get the style and panache of an area rug by placing it just under the foot of the bed. This technique can give you space in front of the bed to create a seating arrangement with accent chairs or a bench, adding more functionality to your room. Look for a 5- by 8-foot rug to achieve this contemporary look.
Hall & Entryway Rug Size Tips
Runner rugs in hallways help guide the eye and create a clear path from one room to the next. Use a runner to keep your style flowing throughout your home by placing it in a high traffic area. Not only will runner rugs look beautiful, but they’ll also protect your flooring from excessive wear and tear.
Round rugs are great for smaller spaces where foot traffic is high. Use round rugs in smaller entryways to add warmth to the space, or place one in your kitchen to add style and comfort underfoot during daily routines.
Shipping: We offer free standard shipping within New Zealand. Orders can take up to 1-2 business days to process and after that, it should arrive to your doorstep within 4-5 business days!
Heavy Rugs (weigh more than 25 Kg) are carried via Road Freight. Sometimes, road freight parcels can take longer than normal. Customers living in South Island can expect heavy rugs to be delivered within 4-5 business days. Customers living in North Island can expect heavy rugs to be delivered within 6-10 business days.
Return/Exchange (Online Order): If your rug arrives and has been damaged in transit or is faulty, please contact us within 3 days so we can rectify this for you. We offer easy and complimentary, change of mind promise within 14 days. If your rug has arrived and it’s not quite what you wanted, you can return/exchange it to us within 14 days no questions asked. We will provide you with a refund or store credit so you can choose something else from our inventory. This will provide you with peace of mind buying online. Please note that refunds are minus any shipping costs. Return shipping is at buyer’s cost. Buyer is also liable to pay 5% re-stocking fee for internal company expenses such as handling, accounting, banking, and other associated expenses.
This return/exchange policy applies on online orders only.