One of the major benefits of creating custom rugs for our customers is that they bring a fresh eye to our designs. One of our customers selected the design of our wool and silk Tahiti, Taupe, rug, but wanted it in green. Coincidently, we had created a sample in green shades, but never got around to have room-size rugs woven in that color. (We are always experimenting with new designs and colors.) The customers loved this sample and asked us to weave it for them in a 9 x 12 foot size making some adjustments in the highlight shades. It would be perfect for their Florida winter home.
The rug arrived this week by air from Nepal. When we unpacked and opened the rug, we were immediately struck by its beauty. We wondered why had not previously woven this rug for our own inventory. The next day we placed an order for this design in three different sizes. We are looking forward to seeing them here in about five months.
The surface of the rug is mostly Tibetan wool. In the customer's rug, the blue and gold highlights (flower and leaf veins) are silk. In the sample, the blue highlights are wool.
Above: "Tahiti, Taupe"
Above: "Tahiti, Sage", 2 x 3 foot sample
Above: Custom-woven, 9 x 12 foot, Tahiti, Sage