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DENVER, CO, April 17, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The story of wool begins in the Stone Age, about 10,000 years ago, at a time when the durability of wool was matched by no other. Its thermal properties made it a primary winter garment for those who had access, and somewhere between 3,000 and 10,000 BCE, the Persians and at the same time Greco-Roman peoples moved toward the industrialization of domestic animals. They distributed Sheep throughout Europe and the Middle-East, and thus began an age of extended applications for wool. Till this day, the properties of wool are unique to itself alone, and we think you should consider these qualities when you decide to purchase your next hand-woven rug.
Here are some benefits, to name a few:
- Mildew resistant
The wool fibers allow moisture to pass through without absorbing it like a sponge. Aside from its ability to dry-off quickly, wool also prevents the growth of dust mites and bacteria.
- Temperature regulator
Wool fibers create pockets of air within the fabric and help build an optimal temperature zone.
Although some people might have natural allergy to lanolin (an oil found in wool), wool is the healthiest and safest fabric to have around your home. Most allergic reactions are caused by the toxic chemicals that are found in artificial fabrics.
- Easy to maintain
As found on your skin, lanolin of wool helps protect the fabric and therefore doesn't let any stain or dust gets into the textile. If treated immediately, you can almost always get rid of stains affecting a wool woven fabric.
Wool rugs stay good longer. They simply retain their original appearance for a longer time than other fabrics. Wool is naturally scotch guarded and doesn't need any chemical to become resilient. The world's oldest wool rug that is still around was made in Iran in 5th Century BC, and it still looks remarkable.
- Fire resistant
Wool does not have to be specially treated to become non-flammable. A fabric made entirely of wool is difficult to ignite, burns slowly, and has a limited ability to sustain a flame. Consider it a first-rate form of insurance for furnishing your home.
- Static resistant
Wool has very little tendency to collect static electricity. This is because it naturally absorbs moisture from the air.
- Noise insulation
Wool absorbs noise and makes for a much more pleasant acoustic environment.
Different breeds of sheep produce a variety of unique fiber characteristics. This allows the weaver to select the right wool for a range of applications.
Pure natural wool is Green:
Besides all the mentioned benefits of wool for your health, wool comes from the replenishing fleece of sheep, making it a natural, renewable resource.
Sheep grow a new fleece of wool each year, and they live on vegetation, which is also self replenishing.
- Animal friendly
No sheep are killed in the harvest of wool.
- Value for money
As emphasized earlier on the durability of wool, a woolen rug is a great investment as well. A Persian rug gains value as it is used and gets older.
Wool Rugs and Carpets
Wool rugs were initially used as a simple floor covering with a plethora of desired qualities. Their aesthetic malleability however allowed them to become more than just a practical choice. In much of the world today, they are signs of prestige, wealth and distinction. Historically, handmade wool rugs were even used as a unit of currency; one that increased in value over time. In short, If you are looking for long term appearance, durability, comfort, and sanitation, we recommend wool woven rugs.
Contact Rug & Carpet Clinic to learn more, and get a free consultation session regarding handmade rugs.
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