Carpet Fibres

All forms of carpets, rugs and upholstery fabrics are made from one or more types of fibre. A fibre can be made from any number of products, and is normally put into two categories, which are ‘natural’ – either from an animal or vegetable source and ‘man-made’ – synthetics like Nylon. These fibres are then spun (or made) into a ‘yarn’.

For thousands of years man has been making floor coverings from the very basic weaving of grasses and other vegetable fibres – to the magnificent tapestry carpets that are now masterpieces, such as the Ardabil Mosque Carpet, the most famous piece of weaving in the world, which can be found in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, it’s said to be woven in 1540 and contains 33,000,000 hand tied knots (380 per square inch).

The true origins of carpet weaving are unknown, although there are many stories of carpets dating back to 2000B.C. There is a coloured wool interwoven in linen which is of tapestry style, in the museum of Cairo that dates from 1480B.C. One of the earliest preserved forms of ‘tufted’ pile rug known is dated at about 425B.C. So if you want your beautiful carpets cleaned and maintained in the most professional way then call Country House Carpet Care on 01883 743175.

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