Oushak Handwoven Traditional Rug, J69906
Size: 8' 2" X 10' 1"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|8' 2" X 10' 1"
|8 X 10
|Large Scale Floral
Introducing the Soft Melody Oushak Rug, a striking piece that combines tradition, craftsmanship, and innovation. Originating from the city of Agra and its surrounding areas in India, these handwoven rugs are crafted by skilled artisans using techniques that have been honed over centuries.
The Soft Melody Rug is crafted using a luxurious blend of imported, long-staple New Zealand wool, which comprises 50-75% of the blend, combined with superior local or South African wool. This unique composition results in a lustrous finish that stands out compared to rugs made solely from local wools. The imported New Zealand wool is meticulously hand-carded and hand-spun into yarn, contributing to the sustainability of the local craft.
What sets these rugs apart is the use of a single-ply yarn, unlike the more common two-ply yarns. Each knot of the Soft Melody Rug incorporates a single thread, creating a thicker and denser yarn that adds to its unique texture. The use of an asymmetrical Persian-type knot further enhances the density and nubby texture of the rug, creating a visually appealing and tactile experience.
These rugs boast a 6x6 quality, reflecting the intricate craftsmanship involved in their creation. The 100% wool pile is backed by cotton foundations, tightly spun cotton warps, and mostly double-wefted construction, with a pile height of approximately 3/8 inch. The handspun yarn results in subtle color variations, giving each rug a unique aesthetic enhanced by traditional dyeing techniques.
The longevity and vibrancy of these rugs are ensured by the use of chromium (or chrome) dyes. These high-quality dyes resist fading and maintain their vibrant hues over time. Imported primarily from Switzerland, these chromium dyes are applied to the wool in India, combining international expertise with local resources.
The Soft Melody Oushak Rug holds a special charm due to its resemblance to traditional 19th-century Turkish Oushaks, characterized by their comparably large knots. The use of a single ply of thick yarn creates a delightful nubby texture, particularly noticeable at the base of each knot. This texture adds depth and character to the rug, providing a unique aesthetic that stands out from rugs with thicker piles.
In conclusion, the Soft Melody Oushak Rug is a fusion of tradition, craftsmanship, and innovation. Its unique blend of materials, intricate craftsmanship, and nubby texture make it a standout piece. Its resemblance to traditional Oushaks and the added depth brought by the worn appearance contribute to its aesthetic appeal. With its quality construction and colorfast properties, the Soft Melody Oushak Rug is a testament to the skill and artistry of the artisans who create it.