Ikat Handwoven Transitional Closeout Rug, J47247
Size: 8' 0" X 10' 2"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|8' 0" X 10' 2"
|8 X 10
|Ikat & Suzani
Introducing the "Soft Melody" rug, a stunning piece from our collection that combines tradition, craftsmanship, and innovation. This rug originates from the city of Agra in India, where it is skillfully handwoven by local artisans in their homes, utilizing techniques passed down through generations.
The key to the exceptional quality of the Soft Melody rug lies in its materials. It is crafted using a luxurious blend of imported, long-staple New Zealand wool (comprising 50-75% of the blend) and either superior local wool or South African wool. This combination creates a lustrous, shiny finish that sets it apart from rugs made solely with local wools. The imported New Zealand wool is meticulously hand-carded and hand-spun into yarn, supporting the local economy and ensuring sustainability.
What makes this rug truly unique is its single-ply yarn characteristic. Unlike the common two-ply yarns, each knot of the Soft Melody rug incorporates a single thread, resulting in a denser and heavier yarn. The use of an asymmetrical Persian-type knot further enhances the texture, giving the rug a distinctive tactile and visual appeal.
The craftsmanship of the Soft Melody rug is evident in its 6x6 quality, reflecting the intricate detailing and design clarity. With a 100% wool pile and a cotton foundation, this rug is tightly woven and mostly double-wefted, with a pile height of approximately 3/8 inch. The handspun nature of the yarn adds subtle color variations, imparting a unique aesthetic to each rug through artisanal dyeing techniques.
Durability and longevity are guaranteed with the Soft Melody rug. Its colors resist fading due to the use of chromium (or chrome) dyes, which have light-fast properties. Unlike rugs dyed with inferior synthetic dyes, the high-quality chromium dyes used in this rug maintain their vibrant hues over time. These dyes, primarily imported from Switzerland, are carefully applied to the wool in India, combining the best of international and local resources.
In summary, the Soft Melody rug is a captivating piece that blends tradition, craftsmanship, and innovation. Its origins in Agra, India, and the meticulous techniques employed by skilled artisans ensure its exceptional quality and longevity. With its luxurious materials, unique yarn characteristic, and vibrant coloration, this rug is a testament to the artistry and expertise that goes into its creation.