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Dry cleaning and machine washing are not recommended. Are there any other options?

Yes, but the specific treatments depend on the curtain’s fabric. A fabric with a high cotton content, or a synthetic, will, in theory, respond to stain removal. It is always best to test the fabric first on the reverse side, perhaps on the hem. In some cases a commercial product, such as Spot Lifter, can be used, but the results vary enormously, and some products will make the stain spread. A light colored solid silk is the most difficult fabric from which to remove a stain. Try a simple solution of warm water with baking soda. If that doesn't work, you may try following the instructions of a gentle soap such as Woolite®. If all else fails, you may resort to a high-quality dry cleaner or consult a professional. Also, you can call your local boutique, one of our specialists will be happy to help discuss the best solution.