Some people confuse Oriental rugs and Persian rugs. In truth, Persian rugs are only one type of Oriental rug. Essentially any rug that is made in an oriental country such as Afghanistan, Turkey, or India, is an Oriental rug. Most of us correctly associate Oriental rugs with flat rugs woven in colorful, often intricately repetitive patterns, and often decorated with fringes. around the sides.
Because Oriental carpets are made differently then carpets they require special rug cleaning treatments. Consequently, most professional rug cleaning companies will take valuable area rugs to a special rug cleaning facility where an expensive machine will carefully wash it.