Camels Handwoven Contemporary Rug, J69911
Size: 8' 1" X 10' 3"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|8' 1" X 10' 3"
|8 X 10
Originating in and around the city of Agra, India, the Soft Melody rug from the "Soft Melody" collection is a testament to tradition, craftsmanship, and innovation. Handwoven by artisans in their homes, these rugs embrace practices that have been refined over centuries.
The Soft Melody rug boasts a luxurious blend of materials, including imported, long-staple New Zealand wool (comprising 50-75% of the blend) and either superior local wool or South African wool. This unique composition ensures a shiny, lustrous finish that surpasses rugs made solely from local wools. The imported New Zealand wool is carefully hand-carded and hand-spun into yarn in the regions surrounding Agra, fostering local economic sustainability.
One distinguishing feature of the Soft Melody rug is its single-ply yarn characteristic. Unlike more common two-ply yarns, each knot of this rug incorporates a single thread, resulting in a thicker, denser, and significantly heavier yarn. This, combined with the use of an asymmetrical Persian-type knot, creates a distinctive nubbier texture with pronounced knots, adding to its tactile and visual appeal.
Crafted with intricate precision, the Soft Melody rug boasts a 6x6 quality, reflecting the expertise and artistry involved in its creation. Its 100% wool pile is supported by cotton foundations, tightly spun cotton warps, and mostly double-wefted construction, with a pile height of approximately 3/8 inch. The handspun nature of the yarn introduces subtle color variations, enriching each rug with a unique aesthetic achieved through artisanal dyeing techniques.
When it comes to coloration, the Soft Melody rug uses high-quality chromium (or chrome) dyes, ensuring resistance to fading and maintaining vibrant hues over time. These dyes, primarily imported from Switzerland, are applied to the wool in India, combining international and local resources to create a lasting and vibrant rug for any space.