What are natural carpets?
Natural or chemical dyeing is one of the things we pay attention to when buying a handwoven carpet. We dye wool and silk fibers in handwoven carpets usually by two traditional and industrial methods. In the traditional method of natural dyeing, we boil naturally colored fibers with water in large pots, so that the dyes are absorbed by the fibers.
There are many benefits to a carpet dyed with natural colors, and we will take a look at six of their important advantages:
Shine and polish more natural colors
Carpets that are dyed with natural colors have a higher gloss than carpets that are chemically dyed. This difference in gloss is so noticeable that with a little experience and seeing a lot of carpets, you can tell by looking at the type of dyeing of the carpet.
Better harmony and color
The harmony between the natural colors used in the carpet is much greater than the chemical colors. For example, the combination of natural colors yellow and red together is much more eye-catching than the same combination of chemical colors. Researchers believe that every natural color has a range of other colors. This makes them more harmonious and shiny.
More durability against light radiation
One of the problems with artificially painted carpets is that they fade due to sunlight. Natural colors are far from this problem and are more durable against light.
Stability of colors
Another problem is the return of color if liquids are spilled on it. This can also be the case when washing carpets. When colored water comes out of the carpet during rinsing. The carpets that we traditionally dye with natural colors have more color stability. As a result, we will not face such a problem.
In the industrial dyeing route, water contaminated with chemicals is dumped into sewage and can cause environmental pollution. But the materials used in natural dyes do not harm the environment because they are of plant, mineral, and sometimes animal origin. At the same time, they are healthier for the consumer. In addition to feeling more relaxed in seeing the harmonious colors of traditionally dyed carpets, it is also important to note that awareness of the use of organic and natural materials in the manufacture of any product, itself creates a sense of calm in the consumer.
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