ama blankets are hardy, but do require a bit of gentle care. When spills and stains come, the safest bet is to dryclean from time to time. However, we find that gently handwashing with a non bio delicates liquid soap in cool water to be effective. Please take care not to rub the surface too much as agitation could cause the wool to felt and become stiff and mishapen. After washing, lay your ama flat on an airing rack to dry, as putting it in the dryer will cause damage and shrinkage.