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.
Soumak rugs are flat-woven style. Soumak Rugs has many tribal motifs all around. Usually the motifs are small birds. SOUMAK are excellent with contemporary, traditional and modern decors and a proper choice for high traffic area.
Heriz (Herez, Serapi) The most beautiful Rugs were woven in Heriz design itself For the last 100 years. The Heriz carpet designs have remained the same, with only small variations in color pallets and density of the design. The late 19th Century Rug (called Serapis) was of fewer details and softer colors and with time designs became denser with added jewel tone color pallets. Even though Sarouk carpets changed style later on, Heriz weavers stayed with the geometric pattern till now. However, Heriz was also a center of production of some of the best handmade carpets with both geometric and curvilinear floral patterns. A special heirloom wash produces the subtle color variations that give rugs their distinctive antique look.
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.
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.
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.
Playful brilliant colors and bright stylish patterns, bring Ikat & Kaitag rugs culture to life. Ikat stems from the Malaysian word mangkait meaning to tie. Ancient Kaitag & Ikat were and are rare art form, deriving from women of the 1600's this art form would shape art itself forever. It wasn't until approximately the 1980's that these patterns would familiarized globally, all thanks to one British explorer/ researcher. These striking patterns have provided tasteful worldly charm, and have quickly become a staple for countless styles of design/decorating.
Moroccan Rug weaving began with the Berbers, who were the indigenous people of North Africa and inhabited Morocco before it was invaded by Arabs in the seventh century. These rugs are usually in bold colors and animated patterns, and the designs are almost always geometric or tribal. The colors and patterns are distinct according to the tribe that wove it. In the twentieth-century, the Moroccan Rugs are widely collected in the West because of its unique tribal patters. The wool of these rugs is plush and soft to the touch.
Wool and Silk rugs are known for their lustrous shiny fibers, and fabulously soft finish. Often times during the weaving process, a blend of silk and wool is used to weave the rugs. The patterns of silk rugs range from abstract modern designs, to traditional designs. The silk can be used to highlight details of the rug helping them stand out.
Oushak rugs originated in the small town of Oushak in west central Anatolia. Oushak has been a production center of Turkish rugs since the 15th century. Since then, the most famous manufacturers of ottoman times has worked in Oushak. A special heirloom wash produces the subtle color variations that give rugs their distinctive antique look.
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.
Isfahan rugs date back to the seventeenth century. Isfahan was then the capital of Persia. These rugs are known to be classic and are hand knotted with either silk or wool foundations. They use variety vegetable dye colors such as reds, blues, ivory, beige, black and much more. Isfahan rugs are one of the highest quality rugs in the world.
Ziegler rugs are one of the most popular and sought after rugs, due to their gentle tones and softer patterns. Ziegler rugs were designed with the western market in mind to fit into any room. They are simple yet striking, their design patterns adhere well with both modern, and traditional furnishings they also compliment neutral color schemes quite well.
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.
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.
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.
These natural cowhides come from organic cow .This cowhide that has been tanned properly will not shed under normal wear. It has a clean sheen and is tanned with a superior process that provides suppleness and longevity underfoot.These are Hand -Picked Value Cowhides. One -Of-A-Kind Hides.
Tabriz rugs are elegant and classic and are largely sought out for their precisely done designs. No one rug is the same and there is no traditional color or pattern scheme for these rugs to follow. They are common to be symmetric and can consist of linear designs, emblems, geometric shapes, various motifs, and Herati (fish) medallions. These rugs are very bold in nature and give a sense of individualism to a room.
Gabbeh rugs are hand knotted to reflect tribal and other patterns such as solids, and nomadic designs. The simplistic "child-like" bold designs of Gabbeh rugs is what makes them perfectly suitable for any decor. Gabbeh rugs are made from high-quality wool and have a high density of knots. Gabbeh rugs are hand-knotted and eco-friendly, because only natural dyes are used in their production.�