Oushak Handwoven Traditional Rug, J69842



Size: 14' 2" X 20' 0"

SKU: J69842

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU J69842
Size 14' 2" X 20' 0"
Size Category Over Size
Shape Rectangle
Design Oushak
Origin Indian
Style Traditional
Sub Style Large Scale Floral
Primary Color Blue
Background Color Denim
Accent Color Gold
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

Introducing the magnificent "Soft Melody" rug, a true testament to tradition, craftsmanship, and innovation. This exquisite rug hails from the city of Agra, India and is predominantly handwoven by skilled artisans in their own homes, continuing age-old practices passed down through generations.

The Soft Melody rug's exceptional quality resides in its choice of materials. It features a luxurious blend of imported, long-staple New Zealand wool, comprising 50-75% of the blend, along with superior local or South African wool. This unique composition imparts a brilliant luster, setting it apart from rugs made solely with local wools. The imported New Zealand wool undergoes meticulous hand-carding and hand-spinning in the regions surrounding Agra, contributing to the sustainable local economy.

One of the distinguishing features of this rug is the yarn's single-ply characteristic. Unlike common two-ply yarns, each knot of the Soft Melody rug incorporates a single thread, resulting in a thicker, denser, and notably heavier yarn. This, coupled with the use of an asymmetrical Persian-type knot, creates a distinctive nubby texture with visibly prominent knots, enhancing both the visual and tactile allure of the rug.

Renowned for its 6x6 quality, expressed in knots per square inch (KPSI), the Soft Melody rug showcases the intricacy and finesse of its craftsmanship. The high knot density contributes to the rug's durability and enhances the clarity of its intricate design.

Crafted with a 100% wool pile and a sturdy cotton foundation, the Soft Melody rug boasts tightly spun cotton warps and is predominantly double-wefted. Its pile height measures approximately 3/8 inch, offering a plush, yet easily maintainable surface. The handspun nature of the yarn allows for subtle color variations, imparting each rug with a unique aesthetic achieved through artisanal dyeing techniques.

The superior colorfastness of the Soft Melody rug is achieved through the use of chromium (or chrome) dyes, which prevent fading and preserve the vibrant hues over time. Unlike rugs dyed with inferior synthetic dyes, these rugs maintain their brilliance and color integrity. The high-quality chromium dyes utilized are primarily imported from Switzerland, combining international excellence with local craftsmanship.

Soft Melody Oushak rugs hold particular appeal due to their resemblance to traditional 19th-century Turkish Oushaks, distinguished by their large knots. The incorporation of a single-ply, thick yarn contributes to their delightful nubby texture, particularly evident at the base of each knot. While traditional Oushaks often exhibit a worn appearance due to age, which adds depth and character, the Soft Melody Oushaks elegantly capture this aesthetic without compromising on visual charm.

These rugs strike a balance between showcasing the unique texture of the nubby knots and maintaining a subdued pile. This refined approach ensures that the Soft Melody Oushak rugs do not appear excessively fluffy, allowing the intricate texture to stand out and enhance their overall visual appeal.

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