Mahal Handwoven Traditional Rug, J69017



Size: 9' 1" X 11' 8"

SKU: J69017

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU J69017
Size 9' 1" X 11' 8"
Size Category 9 X 12
Shape Rectangle
Design Mahal
Origin Indian
Style Traditional
Sub Style Large Scale Floral
Primary Color Grey
Background Color Charcoal
Accent Color Light Blue
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

Introducing the "Soft Melody" collection, this rug showcases a traditional Mahal design and originates from India. The background color is a deep charcoal, complemented by a light blue border. The main color of the rug is a soft grey.

Crafted with care and expertise, these rugs are predominantly handwoven by skilled artisans in and around the city of Agra, India. They utilize time-honored techniques that have been refined over centuries.

The quality of this rug lies in its material composition. It is made with a luxurious blend of imported, long-staple New Zealand wool (making up 50-75% of the blend), as well as superior local wool or South African wool. This combination results in a radiant, lustrous finish that distinguishes it from rugs crafted solely with local wools. The imported New Zealand wool is meticulously hand-carded and hand-spun into yarn by the artisans themselves, supporting the local economy.

One notable feature of the Soft Melody rug is the use of single-ply yarn. Unlike the more common two-ply yarns, this rug's knots incorporate a single thread, creating a thicker, denser, and heavier yarn. Coupled with an asymmetrical Persian-type knot, this construction creates a textured, nubbier surface, with visible knots that enhance the rug's tactile and visual appeal.

These rugs are renowned for their 6x6 quality, showcasing the painstaking craftsmanship involved and lending to their durability and intricate design clarity.

Constructed with a 100% wool pile and cotton foundations, these rugs are tightly spun with cotton warps and are mostly double-wefted. The pile height measures approximately 3/8 inch, providing a plush feel underfoot. Due to the handspun nature of the yarn, each rug possesses subtle color variations, granting it a unique aesthetic enhanced by artisanal dyeing techniques.

The coloration of these rugs is achieved using high-quality chromium (or chrome) dyes, which resist fading and maintain their vibrant hues over time. Unlike rugs utilizing inferior synthetic dyes, these Soft Melody rugs boast light-fast qualities. The chromium dyes, primarily sourced from Switzerland, are meticulously applied to the wool in India, combining international and local resources.

This rug measures 9'1" x 11'8" in size, making it a substantial addition to any space.

In summary, the Soft Melody rug collection showcases traditional Mahal designs, crafted by skilled artisans in and around Agra, India. Its unique blend of imported New Zealand wool and superior local or South African wool ensures a luxuriously lustrous finish. With its single-ply yarn, denser texture, and intricate craftsmanship, this rug is a stunning centerpiece that combines tradition, craftsmanship, and innovation.

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