FAQ

A silk rug or carpet is a type of decorative floor covering made of silk fibers. These rugs are typically made by hand using a variety of techniques, including knotting, weaving, and tufting. Silk rugs are highly valued for their luxurious texture, sheen, and intricate designs. They are often used in formal or high-end spaces, such as living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms. Silk rugs can be quite expensive due to the high cost of silk fibers and the labor-intensive process of creating them.

We represent handmade silk carpets from Azerbaijan. Various countries utilize different knotting techniques in their handmade carpets, making it possible for experts to identify the origin of the carpet by examining its knots.

Handmade carpets typically feature fringes as a decorative element and a sign of authenticity. However, if you prefer a rug without fringes, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. You can contact us directly or send an email to info@babyloni.co.uk, and we will be more than happy to discuss this option with you.

Our standard carpet sizes are 15, 24 and 40 square feet. However, artistic carpets can be made in a wide range of sizes. If you are interested in ordering a unique carpet, we can create one according to your specific dimensions. So, you have the freedom to choose the exact size that you need just contact us directly or send an email to info@babyloni.co.uk.

The number of colours used in a silk carpet determines the level of expressiveness and complexity of its design. In handmade carpets, the spectrum of colours used can range up to 200 different shades. Handmade silk carpets often feature "abrash," a subtle color gradient that occurs due to uneven dye application on hand-twisted yarn threads.

Handmade carpets are notable for their vast range of pattern shades, with up to 200 different colours of the spectrum possible. The yarn threads used in these carpets vary in thickness and density, allowing them to absorb dye in an uneven manner. This leads to a rich and diverse color palette that is difficult to harmonise, making each handmade carpet a one-of-a-kind work of art akin to a painting. No two handmade carpets are identical, even if woven according to the same design. Handmade carpets are crafted using knots, making them more durable, though they may require more delicate maintenance. When creating a handmade carpet, the artisan not only realises a design concept but also enables each viewer to interpret it in their unique way, transforming them from observers into co-authors of a work of art.

The most expensive material used in carpets is silk. The production of this material is an intricate and time-consuming process, resulting in high prices for silk products. Silk has been recognised for its unique properties since ancient times, including a lustrous appearance, softness, smoothness, durability, and hypoallergenic qualities. Silk carpets provide unparalleled tactile comfort and visual appeal. They elevate the interior to new heights, conveying a sense of luxury and status.

Carpets can be made using both natural and artificial silk. However, our carpets are exclusively crafted using natural silk, which you can see in our products.

Yes, you can order a custom-made carpet from Babyloni. We have a team of professional designers who can create an exclusive carpet specifically for your interior. You can choose the size, style, colors, and materials to suit your preferences. Please feel free to contact us with any inquiries via our website or email at info@babyloni.co.uk.

Here's how we create a bespoke carpet:

  • In the first stage, we help you develop a sketch of your future carpet or create it for you. You can share photos of your interior to take into account all the nuances of the room and color schemes.
  • You choose the material, density, and texture of the carpet, and we develop a sketch and calculate the cost.
  • We provide you with detailed photo reports of each stage of production, so you can follow the creation of your carpet online.

By working with Babyloni, you'll receive a unique and personalized carpet that perfectly fits your interior. Take a look at our handmade carpets designed by our artists, and don't hesitate to contact us by phone or email info@babyloni.co.uk to order your one-of-a-kind rug.

The production time for a custom-made carpet is typically around six months, although this may vary depending on the complexity of the design and the manufacturing process. Much like a bespoke dress or a commissioned portrait, creating a unique carpet is a meticulous process that cannot be rushed. At Babyloni, we work closely with you throughout the entire production process, from initial sketching to final processing and transportation. We will provide you with detailed photo updates at every stage, allowing you to monitor the weaving process and witness the creation of your one-of-a-kind carpet in real time. By ordering a custom carpet from us, you can rest assured that every aspect of the design has been tailored to your specific requirements, resulting in a finished product that complements your interior perfectly.

Yes, it is possible to return the carpet. In the case of any defect or error on our part, we will exchange or refund the carpet. If there are no defects and you simply changed your mind about the purchase, returns will only be accepted if the carpet is in its original packaging. For further information, please refer to our Terms & Conditions and Delivery & Returns policies.

Yes, we offer worldwide delivery for our carpets. You can find more information about our delivery terms in the "Delivery & Returns" section on our website. If you need further clarification on delivery costs, please contact us directly.

The demonstration of carpets is a convenient service designed to help you select the perfect carpet for your interior with ease and comfort. We offer direct delivery of the selected rugs to your home and arrange them in your room to see how they complement your decor. With this service, you can make an informed decision while surrounded by your loved ones. Our team of professionals is always available to offer expert recommendations and arrange a second demonstration if needed. We conduct demonstrations at a time that is convenient for you, and we take care to maintain cleanliness by wearing shoe covers during the process. You can rest assured that we will help you find the perfect carpet for your space.

Yes, we provide carpet servicing for our customers. When you purchase a handmade carpet, you receive a one-year guarantee for servicing. This means that if there is a hidden defect within a year of purchase and with proper use, we will repair your carpet free of charge. Please note that this service only covers defects that were present at the time of purchase, and we will not repair carpets that were damaged due to improper use. If you have any questions about carpet care, please contact our specialists using the "Contact Us" form or by emailing us at info@babyloni.co.uk.

For now, we are not offering discounted carpets but in the future this may change.

If you want to order a silk carpet that is not currently available on our website, or if you want to create a custom carpet that is unique to your tastes and specifications, you have two payment options. You can either pay the full cost of the carpet upfront, or you can make an initial down payment of 30% and pay the remaining 70% when you receive the finished product.

However, if you are ordering a carpet with a completely unique pattern and design, the full price of the carpet must be paid upfront. For more information on our payment policies, please refer to the terms and conditions section on our website.

We offer multiple payment methods for your convenience when making a purchase on our website, including Amex, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Maestro, Mastercard, PayPal, and Visa.

We are excited to announce that we are in the process of opening our first showroom in London. This is a significant milestone for us, and we are taking great care in selecting the perfect location. We will keep you updated on our progress and let you know as soon as we have opened our doors to this cozy corner, where you can discover the beauty and intricacy of Azerbaijani carpets, and perhaps more.

Our carpet demonstration service is free of charge. We offer to bring the selected carpets to your home and lay them out in your room, so that you can see how they fit with the rest of your interior. You can take your time to choose the perfect carpet without any additional cost.

To apply for our carpet demonstration service, simply contact us by using the "Contact us" form on our website or by sending an email to info@babyloni.co.uk. In your message, please indicate which carpets you are interested in and we will arrange a convenient time to bring them to your home for a free demonstration.

We currently offer the carpet demonstration service in London and its surrounding areas.

Typically, we can bring up to three carpets per room for the demonstration service. However, we can accommodate more items upon agreement, please contact our specialists using the "Contact Us" form or by emailing us at info@babyloni.co.uk.

The prices displayed on this website are up-to-date at the time of publication and are listed in GBP (British pounds). All prices include the current UK Value Added Tax (VAT). Any customs or import duties imposed by your destination country will be your responsibility to pay upon the package's arrival.

Cleaning silk carpets requires special care because silk fibers are delicate and sensitive to certain cleaning methods. Here are some steps to follow for cleaning a silk carpet:

  1. Vacuum the carpet: Before cleaning the silk carpet, you should first vacuum it thoroughly to remove any loose dirt or debris. Use a soft brush attachment to avoid damaging the delicate fibers.
  2. Test a small area: Before applying any cleaning solution, test a small, inconspicuous area of the carpet to make sure that the solution does not cause any damage or discoloration.
  3. Use a gentle cleaning solution: Mix a small amount of mild, pH-neutral detergent or soap with cool water to create a cleaning solution. Avoid using hot water, bleach, or other harsh chemicals that can damage silk fibers.
  4. Apply the solution: Apply the cleaning solution to the carpet with a soft, clean cloth or sponge, working in a circular motion. Do not soak the carpet, as this can cause water damage or shrinkage.
  5. Rinse thoroughly: After cleaning, rinse the carpet thoroughly with cool water to remove any remaining detergent or soap residue.
  6. Blot dry: Use a clean, dry towel to blot the carpet dry, pressing down gently to absorb as much moisture as possible. Do not rub or scrub the carpet, as this can damage the fibers.
  7. Allow to dry completely: Allow the carpet to air dry completely before walking on it or replacing any furniture.

If you are not comfortable cleaning a silk carpet yourself, it is best to consult a professional carpet cleaner with experience in handling delicate fabrics.

Silk carpets can be placed in a humid room, but it's important to be aware that high humidity levels can affect the appearance and longevity of the carpet. Excessive humidity can cause silk fibers to absorb moisture, which can lead to shrinkage, distortion, or mildew growth. In addition, humidity can attract dust mites and other allergens, which can be problematic for people with respiratory sensitivities.

If you want to place a silk carpet in a humid room, there are some steps you can take to minimize the risk of damage:

  1. Monitor the humidity levels: Use a hygrometer to monitor the humidity levels in the room. The ideal humidity range for silk carpets is between 40% and 60%.
  2. Use a dehumidifier: If the humidity levels are consistently high, use a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture from the air.
  3. Ventilate the room: Open windows or use a fan to increase air circulation in the room, which can help reduce humidity levels.
  4. Clean the carpet regularly: Regular cleaning can help remove dust, dirt, and other particles that can attract moisture and promote mildew growth.
  5. Use a rug pad: Placing a rug pad underneath the carpet can help improve air circulation and prevent the carpet from absorbing moisture from the floor.

By taking these steps, you can help protect your silk carpet from the damaging effects of high humidity. However, we highly recommend placing your carpet in a dry room.

The history of carpet weaving in Azerbaijan dates back to ancient times, with evidence of carpet weaving dating back to the Bronze Age. Azerbaijan is known for producing some of the most beautiful and intricate carpets in the world, with each region of the country having its own unique style and design. Azerbaijani carpets are made by hand using techniques such as knotting, weaving, and embroidery, and are often made from silk. They are highly valued for their beauty, durability, and cultural significance.

You can read more if you visit the Babyloni Universe page.

As we mentioned earlier, carpet weaving in Azerbaijan is a time-honored tradition, with different regions producing carpets featuring distinct designs.

Each region has its own unique carpet weaving school, responsible for creating specific carpet designs.

As a result, the origin of a carpet can be identified based on the school that designed it.