Abstract Plaid Handwoven Transitional Rug, J68020
Size: 8' 0" X 10' 2"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|8' 0" X 10' 2"
|8 X 10
Introducing the "Soft Melody" collection in rug quality, an exquisite piece crafted with a unique blend of tradition, craftsmanship, and innovation. This particular rug originates from the region surrounding Agra, India, where skilled artisans hand-weave these rugs in their own homes using time-honored practices.
One of the key qualities of the Soft Melody rug is its luxurious composition. It is made from a blend of imported, long-staple New Zealand wool, which makes up 50-75% of the material, and either superior local wool or South African wool. This combination results in a lustrous and shiny finish that surpasses rugs made solely from local wools. The imported New Zealand wool is meticulously hand-carded and hand-spun into yarn, supporting the local economy in the regions surrounding Agra.
What distinguishes these rugs is the single-ply characteristic of the yarn. Unlike the more common two-ply yarns, each knot of a Soft Melody rug incorporates a single thread, giving it a thicker, denser, and noticeably heavier yarn. This, combined with the use of an asymmetrical Persian-type knot, creates a distinct nubbier texture with pronounced knots, adding to the rug's visual and tactile appeal.
The Soft Melody rugs are esteemed for their 6x6 quality, a testament to the intricate craftsmanship involved. This density contributes to the rug's durability and enhances the clarity of its intricate design.
These rugs feature a 100% wool pile and are constructed with cotton foundations. They typically have tightly spun cotton warps and are mostly double-wefted, with a pile height of approximately 3/8 inch. The use of handspun yarn ensures subtle color variations, giving each rug a unique aesthetic that is enhanced by the artisanal dyeing techniques employed.
An essential aspect of the Soft Melody rugs is their long-lasting coloration. They are dyed using chromium (or chrome) dyes, which are renowned for their resistance to fading and light-fast qualities. Unlike rugs using inferior synthetic dyes, these rugs maintain their vibrant hues over time. The high-quality chromium dyes used in these rugs are primarily imported from Switzerland and skillfully applied to the wool in India, combining international and local resources.
This "Soft Melody" rug measures 8'0" x 10'2", and its design features an abstract plaid pattern. The rug's background is silver, beautifully complemented by a hunter green border. With its transitional style, this new rug is a stunning addition to any space.
(Note: This description is specific to this rug and based on the information provided.)