Oushak Handwoven Traditional Rug, J69941
Size: 6' 0" X 6' 0"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|6' 0" X 6' 0"
|6 X 9
|Large Scale Floral
The "Soft Melody" collection presents a stunning Indian rug with an Oushak design. This traditional rug features a teal background with a pink border, creating an eye-catching contrast. Made with attention to detail and craftsmanship, it combines tradition and innovation.
Originating in Agra, India, these rugs are woven by skilled artisans in their homes. The material used in the Soft Melody rugs is a luxurious blend of imported New Zealand wool and either superior local wool or South African wool. This blend gives the rug a shiny and lustrous finish. The imported New Zealand wool is hand-carded and hand-spun into yarn, supporting the local economy.
One distinctive feature of the Soft Melody rug is its single-ply yarn. Unlike most rugs that use two-ply yarns, each knot of this rug incorporates a single thread, resulting in a thicker and denser yarn. This unique characteristic, along with the use of an asymmetrical Persian-type knot, creates a nubby texture with visibly pronounced knots, adding to the rug's tactile and visual appeal.
The Soft Melody rugs are known for their 6x6 density, showcasing the intricate craftsmanship involved. The rugs have a 100% wool pile and a cotton foundation, with tightly spun cotton warps. They are mostly double-wefted, providing durability. The pile height is approximately 3/8 inch, offering a plush feel.
Color is an important aspect of these rugs. They are dyed with chromium (or chrome) dyes, which resist fading and maintain vibrant hues over time. The use of high-quality chromium dyes, primarily imported from Switzerland, ensures the rug's longevity and colorfastness.
Soft Melody Oushak rugs resemble traditional 19th-century Turkish Oushaks, known for their thick knots. These rugs stand out due to their unique nubby texture at the base of each knot. While antique Oushaks often have a worn appearance, Soft Melody Oushaks embrace this aesthetic, adding depth and character to the design. The subdued pile of these rugs allows the texture to shine, avoiding a fluffy appearance that can detract from their visual appeal.