Sultanabad Handwoven Transitional Rug, J65703
Size: 8' 0" X 10' 1"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|Size||8' 0" X 10' 1"|
|Size Category||8 X 10|
|Sub Style||New Classical|
Introducing the "Soft Melody" collection, a rug of exceptional quality. This rug has its origin in India, particularly in and around the city of Agra. Handwoven by skilled artisans in their homes using traditional techniques, these rugs embody the perfect blend of tradition, craftsmanship, and innovation.
The Soft Melody rug stands out for its luxurious materials. It is crafted from a blend of imported, long-staple New Zealand wool (comprising 50-75% of the blend) and superior local or South African wool. This combination creates a beautiful, lustrous finish that outshines rugs made solely from local wool. The New Zealand wool is meticulously hand-carded and hand-spun into yarn, contributing to the economic sustainability of the craft.
What truly sets these rugs apart is their unique single-ply characteristic. Unlike most rugs, where each knot incorporates two threads, Soft Melody rugs use a single thread for each knot. This results in a thicker, denser, and heavier yarn, with knots that are visibly pronounced. The use of an asymmetrical Persian-type knot adds to the rug's distinctive texture and visual appeal.
The Soft Melody rugs are renowned for their 6x6 quality, reflecting the intricate craftsmanship involved. This density contributes to the rug's robustness and ensures intricate design clarity.
Furthermore, these rugs have a 100% wool pile and are constructed with cotton foundations. The cotton warps are tightly spun, and the rugs are mostly double-wefted, with a pile height of approximately 3/8 inch. The handspun nature of the yarn creates subtle color variations, enhancing each rug with a unique aesthetic achieved through the artisanal dyeing techniques.
To ensure lasting beauty, the Soft Melody rugs are colored using chromium (or chrome) dyes. These high-quality dyes resist fading and maintain their vibrant hues over time. Unlike rugs produced with inferior synthetic dyes, the Soft Melody rugs remain true to their original colors. The chromium dyes, primarily imported from Switzerland, are carefully applied to the wool in India, combining international and local resources.
In conclusion, the Soft Melody rug from the "Soft Melody" collection is an extraordinary piece of artistry. Its superior craftsmanship, luxurious materials, and unique characteristics make it a stunning addition to any space.