Illusion Handwoven Contemporary Rug, J70223



Size: 7' 11" X 10' 1"

SKU: J70223

Pile Fiber: Red

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU J70223
Size 7' 11" X 10' 1"
Size Category 8 X 10
Shape Rectangle
Design Illusion
Origin Indian
Style Contemporary
Sub Style Simple
Primary Color Wool On Cotton
Background Color Rust
Accent Color Blue
Pile Fiber Red
Foundation Fiber Missing
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

This rug is an example of contemporary Indian craftsmanship. Crafted from wool on cotton, its primary tone is a strong, robust red, with the base color—or background—being a hue reminiscent of rust. Sized at 7'11" x 10'1", the rug bears a design known as "Illusion," imbuing a sense of subtle, underlying complexity to its visual appeal.

The Illusion design pattern is a relatively new concept, first introduced by Teddy Sumner of Michaelian & Kohlberg. It features tonal patterns that are evocative of small blades of grass. Sometimes these patterns are crafted using just one or two tones, but the utilization of natural dye stuffs allows for the creation of multiple shadings in the same color, a process known as abrash.

This rug was produced in Agra, India, a city known for its major involvement in rug production. The methods employed during manufacturing include discerning use of single and two-ply yarns, detailed dyeing processes, and specialized weaving techniques to create the finely detailed designs. An important element of these rugs is the distinct characteristics of each piece, derived from their origins, which create an individual, unique appeal.

In keeping with traditional Indian methods, this rug features an asymmetrical Persian knot. The Illusion design takes its inspiration from dynamic fields of tall, rustling grasses, creating images of tranquil horizons and gently swaying grain. As a result, these rugs offer more than just their surface design; they have an alluring quality and a calming ambience, mirroring the peaceful stillness of nature in their soft color palettes and even softer wool piles.

Finally, it is worth noting that this rug is a new piece. Henceforth, this product not only provides an alluring aesthetic but also offers the durability and longevity associated with new items. This rug, classified as an Agra rug in technical terms, carries with it a sense of history and timelessness that can add a unique and grounded element to any living space it graces.

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