Oushak Handwoven Traditional Rug, J69940
Size: 8' 1" X 10' 1"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|8' 1" X 10' 1"
|8 X 10
|Large Scale Floral
Introducing the Soft Melody Oushak Rug from India, a traditional piece with a navy background and a gold border. This rug measures 8 '1 " x 10'1 " in size.
Handwoven by skilled artisans in their homes near the city of Agra, the Soft Melody Rug exemplifies a blend of tradition, craftsmanship, and innovation. These rugs are crafted using a luxurious blend of imported, long-staple New Zealand wool, making up 50-75% of the composition, along with superior local wool or South African wool. The use of this blend results in a shinier and more lustrous finish compared to rugs made solely from local wools. The imported New Zealand wool is hand-carded and hand-spun in the regions surrounding Agra, benefiting the local economy.
One of the distinguishing features of the Soft Melody Rug is the yarn's single-ply characteristic. Each knot of this rug incorporates a single thread, creating a thicker and denser yarn. Combined with the use of an asymmetrical Persian-type knot, this contributes to a nubbier texture with pronounced knots, enhancing the rug's unique tactile and visual appeal.
The Soft Melody Rug is renowned for its 6x6 quality, reflecting the intricate craftsmanship involved and ensuring robustness and design clarity. With a 100% wool pile and a cotton foundation, this rug is tightly spun with cotton warps and is mostly double-wefted. The pile height measures approximately 3/8 inch, providing a comfortable feel underfoot. The handspun nature of the yarn results in subtle color variations, giving each rug a distinct aesthetic due to the artisanal dyeing techniques employed.
To maintain its vibrant hues over time, the Soft Melody Rug utilizes high-quality chromium dyes imported mainly from Switzerland. These dyes resist fading and provide light-fast qualities, ensuring the rug's long-lasting vibrancy.
This Soft Melody Oushak Rug draws inspiration from traditional 19th-century Turkish Oushaks, with their comparably large knots. Its single-ply construction contributes to a delightful nubby texture, particularly noticeable at the base of each knot. While antique Oushaks often exhibit a worn appearance with reduced pile, this characteristic enhances the rug's aesthetic appeal, providing depth and character.
In contrast to rugs with thicker piles that can obscure texture, the Soft Melody Oushak Rug's more subdued pile allows the nubby texture to shine, avoiding an overly fluffy appearance and emphasizing its visual appeal.