Sultanabad Handwoven Traditional Rug, J65713
Size: 10' 0" X 14' 2"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|Size||10' 0" X 14' 2"|
|Size Category||10 X 14|
|Sub Style||Large Scale Floral|
Introducing the "Soft Melody" rug from the Sultanabad design collection. This rug, originating in Agra, India, represents a blend of tradition, craftsmanship, and innovation. Artisans in their homes handweave these rugs, utilizing practices that have been perfected over the centuries.
The Soft Melody rug is crafted using a luxurious blend of imported, long-staple New Zealand wool (making up 50-75% of the blend) and superior local or South African wool. This unique composition creates a shinier and more lustrous finish compared to rugs made solely from local wools. The imported New Zealand wool is painstakingly hand-carded and hand-spun into yarn in the regions surrounding Agra, providing economic sustainability to the local craft.
Setting this rug apart is the yarn's single-ply characteristic. Each knot of a Soft Melody rug incorporates a single thread, resulting in a thicker, denser, and heavier yarn. Combined with the use of an asymmetrical Persian-type knot, this construction creates a denser and nubbier texture with pronounced knots, enhancing the rug's tactile and visual appeal.
The Soft Melody rug is renowned for its 6x6 quality, reflecting the intricate craftsmanship involved in its creation. This density contributes to the rug's robustness and intricate design clarity.
Constructed with a 100% wool pile and a cotton foundation, the Soft Melody rug features tightly spun cotton warps and is mostly double-wefted, with a pile height of approximately 3/8 inch. The handspun nature of the yarn ensures subtle color variations, adding to the rug's unique aesthetic achieved through artisanal dyeing techniques.
To ensure the longevity and vibrancy of the Soft Melody rug, high-quality chromium dyes are used. These dyes, primarily imported from Switzerland, provide resistance to fading and light-fast qualities. Unlike rugs using inferior synthetic dyes, this rug maintains its vibrant hues over time.
The Soft Melody rug from the Sultanabad design collection showcases the rich heritage of Indian craftsmanship and offers a timeless addition to any space.