Q&A: In say, 1600 or 1700. How did servants clean the rugs in the czar’s palace to get them to look like?

October 27, 2011 by
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Question by passionate625: In say, 1600 or 1700. How did servants clean the rugs in the czar’s palace to get them to look like?

I have a hard time with the rugs in my house using modern methods, I scrub alot of syains by hand and it really is alot of work. Then I steam vac it and let it dry or I have a service do it. But what about in the time of the czars. How did the servants get it clean, what materials did they use and what kind of cleaners? Did they get beheaded for doing a bad job? jk 🙂

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Answer by George P
I think they just beat the dirt out of the rugs. Dirt was everywhere, so its not like they had a vacuum cleaner to run and its not like thay had rugs glued to the floor, like we do today. The rugs they used were throw type rugs. The big rugs would have been also taken outsise and beaten.

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  1. fatsausage on Thu, 27th Oct 2011 1:07 am

    My experience is that expensive hand made oriental rugs need a minimum of care. My floors are covered with hand made rugs from Persia, Turkey, and Pakistan and, after thirty years,
    they look like new. I am sure that the Czar would have the best hand made orientals. If they wanted to get rid of some of the Dust Mites – they would hang them and beat them with
    a Carpet Beater.

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