The Nairobi Stripe Rugs design from the Ralph Lauren Collection for Ralph Lauren Home Rugs is inspired by authentic kuba cloth from Africa. Available in a rich, earthy safari brown, the Nairobi Stripe rug is crafted from wool and silk, hand knotted in India using the Persian Senneh knot. The premium wool is washed before and after weaving, and space-dyed to achieve an aged appearance.
Cleaning Recommendations Always use a professional rug cleaners. Self-cleaning methods like carpet shampooing are discouraged. Clean spills immediately by blotting with a clean sponge or cloth. Avoid use of beater-bar type vacuum as they create friction, which speeds up the wear on pile rugs, and some may cause yarns to pull or snag. If snagging does occur, trim to same level of surrounding fibers. Care and Maintenance We recommend rug pads for use with all rugs to help extend the rug’s life, protect the surface underneath, and help keep rug in place. Pile shedding is a normal characteristic of quality area rugs, particularly with wool and other natural fibers. Some rugs shed more than others.