This is a fine example of an Overdyed area rug. These rugs demonstrate a process best described as 'The modern palette applied to classics'. It consists of an added step to the finishing process in which the rug is antique washed, sheared, and finally hand dyed in a full immersion bath of a chosen color. The effect is quite stunning, adding a vibrant overcast to the whole rug and blending seamlessly with the prior dyes.
The style of handmade Tabriz rugs comes from the city of Tabriz in Persia. Tabriz has one of the most diverse displays of designs from medallion, Herati/Mahi, to figural, pictorial, and even 3-d shaped rugs. Materials are usually made of wool or silk, which is used for very fine rugs. Tabriz rugs are very desirable rugs.
The Recognizable vivacious colors of overdyed involves a five step process, that makes something old into something new. various chemical washes and natural sun bleaching, helps to soften some of the harsher outlines of vintage patterns then a blank canvas is created. Once the rug is ready to be dyed, it is hand dyed several times using natural dyes. The colors from the natural dyes gives them their lively splash of color.
The nature-inspired color palette of Serapi/Heriz rugs gives them an antique look, which has historically sought after for many years. They commonly feature intricate medallions, followed by abstract florals and geometric designs. What makes the Serapi/Heriz so desirable, is their high endurance and longevity under high traffic. Serapi/Heriz rugs are constructed by a labor intensive hand knotting process, made from thick plush piles of wool.
William Morris design are part of arts and crafts movement often including natural forms. These 19th and early 20th century designs are distinctive for their stylized natural forms, their symmetry and their vibrant colors. William Morris patterns are based on nature such thistles, ginkgo leaves, willow trees and flowers. These modern hand knotted rugs are woven with high quality wool, silk or both.
In the last few years Overdyed rugs have become particularly popular, because of their vibrant colors they make amazing focal points in any room. Each one is unique; there truly are no two alike. Made through a natural dye process. After this process is completed the end result is a beautifully oversaturated color that will mesmerize you.
Kazak Rugs are popular for their stunning geometric designs & high quality dyes. Kazak patterns tend to be red, yellow/gold and blue. Designs include, but are not limited to animals, flowers, medallions, & iconic figures such as geometric people/ and animals & symbolic motifs.
Nahavand rugs comes from the city of Nahavand in Persia. These rugs have a tribal style look, often using floral medallions and a variety of vegetable dyed colors such as reds, blues, greens and different shades of ivory. Nahavand rugs are made with very high quality wool, which gives it a shine. They are very durable rugs that will last a lifetime.
Tabriz rugs have been in existence since the 9-10th century. For generations, Tabriz rugs have become known for their diverse designs, from medallion, Herati/Mahi, to figural, pictorial, and even 3-d shaped rugs. Antique Tabriz rugs, with picture images, are very desirable and are of high quality. Tabriz rugs come in different sizes, and many different colors, mostly blue, red, black and cream/ivory. Tabriz carpet represents various kinds of art such as ornamental patterns, scenes of falconry or images of a ferocious lion and images of fragments of palaces and mosques, scenes of battles.
Overdyed rugs have become popular, because of their vibrant colors and vintage look. Each one is unique; there are no two alike. They are hand knotted and are made through a natural dye process. After this process is completed the end result is an oversaturated color.
Nain rugs are made with mostly beautiful muted colors, predominantly beige, dark blue, light blue, burgundy, green, ivory and many more. Nain rugs do not only use wool as their foundation. Silk is often used as highlighting the details of the design. These rugs are very elegant are sought after.
Gabbeh rugs are hand-spun wool in both the pile and the foundation, as well as all natural dyes. Simple, colorful geometric patterns, abstract scenery, child-like representations of people and animals, different colors, reds, blue, greens ,yellow, purple. Modern technology has improved the dye process to allow a wider range of colors as well as more stable and easier to care for colors.
Bokharas are a type of handmade Pakistani rug; also known as Bukharas or Bokaras. Most are based on Turkmen prototypes called Tekkes. Pakistani Bokhara rugs are among the most popular handmade rugs in the world. They are popular for their soft, luxurious feel, heavy pile, attractive colors and appearance that consist of repeating octagonal figures called guls, usually on fields of burgundy red, gray blue, or sometimes green.
Heriz/Serapi rugs are a style of Persian rugs deriving from northwest Iran. Heriz/Serapi rugs are among the most desirable rugs, due to their durable nature under heavy wear and tear. Weavers of Heriz/Serapi rugs often portray geometric patterns or medallions in their designs. They often have an antique style, and come in a vast variety of colors. Heriz/Serapi rugs are hand knotted from thick piles of wool, which gives them a soft plush feel.
The style of Kashan rugs comes from the city of Kashan in Persia. Some of the best classical Persian rugs have come from Kashan. Although many Kashan rugs tend to be traditional, they also tend to use softer colors for a modern look as well. These rugs are extremely tightly knotted.