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Best to drape it over a wall, soak it, brush it with soapy water, rinse it and let dry.

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In the Middle East, such carpets are placed on a slightly sloping concrete surface, where they are soaked, soaped and scrubbed with brushes and brooms, using copious amounts of water to rinse them. They are then "squeegeed" with a garden hoe to remove as much water as possible, and to help get the texture restored. As the rugs are of wool, I was always amazed that they came out the same size and that the colors were as good as new.

I think the secret is in the flat, smooth concrete pad. There is no stretching, as would happen if hung on a line, or even an imperfect wall, and the drying is allowed to happen on that flat surface.

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