Oushak Handwoven Traditional Rug, J69832



Size: 9' 11" X 14' 0"

SKU: J69832

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU J69832
Size 9' 11" X 14' 0"
Size Category 10 X 14
Shape Rectangle
Design Oushak
Origin Indian
Style Traditional
Sub Style Large Scale Floral
Primary Color Purple
Background Color Violet
Accent Color Tuape
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

Introducing the "Soft Melody" collection, an exquisite series of Indian rugs that blend tradition, craftsmanship, and innovation. These rugs originate from the region surrounding Agra, India, where skilled artisans handweave them in their homes using techniques that have been perfected over centuries.

The Soft Melody rug boasts a luxurious blend of imported, long-staple New Zealand wool (comprising 50-75% of the yarn) and superior local or South African wool. This unique composition results in a shinier and more lustrous finish compared to rugs made solely from local wools. The imported New Zealand wool is carefully hand-carded and hand-spun into yarn in the areas surrounding Agra, ensuring the sustainability of the local economy.

What sets these rugs apart is the single-ply characteristic of the yarn. Unlike the more common two-ply yarns, each knot in a Soft Melody rug incorporates a single thread, resulting in a thicker, denser, and noticeably heavier yarn. This feature, along with the use of an asymmetrical Persian-type knot, gives the rug a nubbier texture with pronounced knots, adding to its distinct tactile and visual appeal.

Renowned for their 6x6 quality, Soft Melody rugs showcase exceptional craftsmanship, contributing to their robustness and intricate design clarity. With a 100% wool pile and a cotton foundation, these rugs are tightly spun and mostly double-wefted, offering a pile height of approximately 3/8 inch. The handspun nature of the yarn creates subtle color variations, adding a unique aesthetic to each rug due to the artisanal dyeing techniques.

An essential aspect of these rugs is the use of high-quality chromium dyes, primarily imported from Switzerland. These dyes provide resistance against fading, ensuring the rugs maintain their vibrant hues over time. The Soft Melody Oushak rugs pay homage to traditional 19th-century Turkish Oushaks, emulating their large knots and dense piles.

One distinctive feature of Soft Melody Oushaks is the use of a single ply of thick yarn, resulting in a delightful nubby texture, particularly evident at the base of each knot. While traditional Oushaks often experience wear over time, reducing the pile down to the knot's base, this worn appearance adds depth and character to the rug's aesthetic appeal.

To avoid an overly fluffy appearance and highlight the texture, Soft Melody Oushaks have a more subdued pile, allowing the nubby texture to stand out. This careful design choice enhances the rug's visual appeal, providing a unique and captivating addition to any space.

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