Oushak Handwoven Traditional Rug, J69837
Size: 10' 2" X 13' 10"
Pile Fiber: Blue
|10' 2" X 13' 10"
|10 X 14
|Large Scale Floral
|Wool On Cotton
Introducing the "Soft Melody" Indian Oushak Rug, a traditional masterpiece showcasing the perfect blend of craftsmanship and innovation. Originating in and around the city of Agra, India, these rugs are predominantly handwoven by skilled artisans in their homes, utilizing centuries-old techniques.
Crafted with a combination of imported long-staple New Zealand wool (comprising 50-75% of the blend) and superior local or South African wool, the Soft Melody rug ensures a luxurious and lustrous finish. The imported New Zealand wool is meticulously hand-carded and hand-spun in the regions surrounding Agra, contributing to the local economy.
What sets these rugs apart is the unique single-ply characteristic of the yarn. Unlike the common two-ply yarns, each knot of the Soft Melody rug incorporates a single thread, resulting in a denser and heavier yarn. The asymmetrical Persian-type knot enhances the density and texture, with visibly pronounced knots that add to the rug's distinctive appeal.
Renowned for their 6x6 quality, Soft Melody rugs showcase intricate craftsmanship and exquisite design clarity. With a 100% wool pile and cotton foundations, these rugs are mostly double-wefted, boasting a pile height of approximately 3/8 inch. The handspun nature of the yarn ensures subtle color variations, giving each rug a unique aesthetic.
Colorfastness is a crucial aspect of these rugs, as they employ high-quality chromium dyes imported from Switzerland. Unlike rugs with inferior synthetic dyes, Soft Melody rugs resist fading and maintain their vibrant hues over time.
Soft Melody Oushak rugs bear a striking resemblance to traditional 19th-century Turkish Oushaks, characterized by their comparably large knots. The use of a single ply of thick yarn gives these rugs a delightful nubby texture, particularly noticeable at the base of each knot. While antique Oushaks often develop a worn appearance over time, Soft Melody Oushaks retain this desirable texture, adding depth and character to their aesthetic.
The subdued pile of Soft Melody Oushaks allows the nubby texture to shine, avoiding an overly fluffy appearance that can detract from the rug's visual appeal. The result is a timeless and sophisticated rug that effortlessly complements any space.