NACREOUS: Having iridescent colors.
Oh, joy! My rug is now clean and vibrant. It was another one of my thrift-store finds. While I knew it had seen brighter days, I had no idea it had so many colors. They were buried beneath decades of dirt. So, Keith and I decided to risk power washing the rug. It was rejuvenated beyond my imagination.
However, I don’t recommend power washing all rugs. Many could never withstand such pressure. Fibers would shred, stitching would break, and colors would fade. But, it worked for ours. Now instead of a barn-boot mat, it will grace the floor in our future home.