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Silk Rug Cleaning – Can You Clean One Yourself?

Silk Rug Cleaning – Can You Clean One Yourself?

When working with rug made out of silk you are generally dealing with a handmade rug. Handmade rugs are extremely hard to clean properly if you don’t have the right equipment and experience. Silk rugs are expensive and easily damaged by improper silk rug cleaning. Silk is VERY easy to permanently damage with the wrong solution or even the wrong concentration of solution! Real silk is produced as the cocoon covering of the silkworm, the pupal form of the Asian or mulberry silk moth, bombyx mori. The cocoon is spun by the silk moth caterpillar of a single silk fiber that can be up to several thousand ‘ in length. To harvest the silk, completed cocoons are boiled or heated to kill the silkworms, then laboriously unwound into single fibers which are plied together and spun into thread or silk yarn.

What is the process of handmade silk rug cleaning in the right way some may ask?

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