Oushak Handwoven Traditional Rug, J69839



Size: 9' 11" X 14' 4"

SKU: J69839

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU J69839
Size 9' 11" X 14' 4"
Size Category 10 X 14
Shape Rectangle
Design Oushak
Origin Indian
Style Traditional
Sub Style Large Scale Floral
Primary Color Blue
Background Color Slate
Accent Color Gold
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

Introducing the "Soft Melody" collection, an exquisite Indian rug with a traditional Oushak design. This rug showcases a captivating blend of tradition, craftsmanship, and innovation. Handwoven by skilled artisans in and around the city of Agra, India, the Soft Melody rugs possess a rich heritage that spans centuries.

One of the defining features of this rug is its material composition. Made from a luxurious blend of imported, long-staple New Zealand wool, comprising 50-75% of the blend, and superior local or South African wool, it boasts a lustrous finish not commonly found in rugs made solely from local wools. The imported New Zealand wool is carefully hand-carded and hand-spun into yarn, contributing to the local economic sustainability.

What sets the Soft Melody rugs apart is the unique single-ply characteristic of the yarn. Each knot of the rug incorporates a single thread, resulting in a denser and substantially heavier yarn. Combined with the use of an asymmetrical Persian-type knot, this creates a nubbier texture with prominently pronounced knots, enhancing the rug's tactile and visual appeal.

The Soft Melody collection is renowned for its 6x6 quality, reflecting the intricate craftsmanship involved. This density adds to the rug's robustness and enhances the clarity of the intricate design.

Constructed with a 100% wool pile and cotton foundations, these rugs are mostly double-wefted with tightly spun cotton warps. With a pile height of approximately 3/8 inch, the handspun yarn ensures subtle color variations, giving each rug a unique aesthetic. The use of chromium (or chrome) dyes in the dyeing process ensures vibrant and fade-resistant hues over time. Imported from Switzerland, these high-quality dyes combine international and local resources.

Notably, Soft Melody Oushak rugs evoke the traditional 19th-century Turkish Oushak style. These rugs stand out due to their resemblance to the antique pieces, particularly their comparably large knots. The single ply of very thick yarn adds to their delightful nubby texture, creating a visually pleasing effect. While some antique Oushaks may have experienced wear over time, reducing the pile down to the knot's base, the Soft Melody Oushak rugs deliberately embrace this worn appearance, adding depth and character to the rug.

In contrast to rugs with thicker piles that may obscure texture, the subdued pile of Soft Melody Oushaks allows the nubby texture to shine, maintaining visual appeal without an overly fluffy appearance.

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