By the strictest definition, Oriental rugs are carpets hand knotted only in Asia. Persian rugs are also known as Oriental rugs but they are made only in Iran (formerly known as Persia). Characteristics of a Persian rug include an unusually thick pile (up to 160 knots per square inch), extremely rich color combinations, unique designs, and a very distinct knot.
Rugs from India, Pakistan and more recently China made to appear like Persian rugs are also commonly called Oriental rugs.
As with all rugs cleaned at The Rug Cleaning Centre, the cleaning method used will be tailored to the type of rug being cleaned to achieve optimal results safely.