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Contemporary Hand-Knotted Rug in Blue and Gold 8' x 9'8"

  • Contemporary motifs and colors are largely influenced by current trends in interior design and art. This collection of contemporary rugs seeks to combine quality handmade techniques with modern tastes that complement a wide range of spaces.
  • This rug was made in India

    India has become one of the hubs of the modern-weaving industry, with workshops and large companies focusing on quality control and new product development previously unseen in the industry. Building on their own history of weaving (the lightweight, hand-woven dhurry is a well-known traditional Indian rug), India has become a center for quality hand-knotted and hand-woven rugs. The vast depth of knowledge has led to a variety of traditional and modern rug designs, both inspired by contemporary art, old Persian and Turkish designs, as well as centuries-old Indian designs.

  • Wool and Bamboo Silk Pile on Cotton Foundation.

    Hand-Knotted: When people think of “Oriental Rugs,” they’re usually thinking of hand-knotted rugs. But it’s not the design that defines their quality; it’s the way they are made. Each of these rugs is made up of millions of individual knots tied by hand by a weaver. This production method is rigorous and long: depending on the rug’s size and the complexity of design, these rugs take between nine months to over a year to produce and require the participation of many expert craftsman. Herdsmen, yarn-makers, dyers, designers, weavers, washers, and sculptors (hand-knotted rugs have to be shaved down to achieve their consistent plush feel) are all involved in making these unique and long-lasting pieces. The method used to produce these rugs follows the same tradition it has for centuries.

    One might wonder, why not adopt new and faster techniques? There are alternative construction methods for plush rugs, but none that can hold a candle to the beauty, uniqueness and durability of rugs made in the hand-knotted technique. These are the rugs that last for centuries and can withstand the chaos of an active life; these can be cleaned, repaired, dyed and even partially re-knotted to insure a long life.

    Vacuum regularly: New wool rugs may shed yarn fibers. Avoid continuous exposure to sunlight; if they must sit in direct sun, rotate the rug to prevent local fading. If individual knots become loose, it's normal, but don't pull them, clip them with scissors. Blot (don't rub) liquid spills immediately with a clean cloth, using mild soap and water if necessary. For harder stains, we recommend a professional rug cleaning.

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