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.
The word "chobi" itself is Farsi for "color like wood." Our Chobis tend to have large geometric floral patterns and they are all hand knotted of hand spun wool. The dyes are made entirely from hand gathered fruits, vegetables, roots, tree barks and dried fruit shells, making Chobis the most labor-intensive of all of our carpets. Natural Dye Chobis are renowned for their lanolin-rich luster and stunning natural coloring. Their colors range from soft muted tans, browns to rich coppers, deep maroons, and sage greens. Our natural dyeing techniques have been refined over the years to ensure a natural dye that is steadfast and long-lasting. A special heirloom wash produces the subtle color variations that give rugs their distinctive antique look.
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.
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.
Playful brilliant colors and bright stylish patterns, bring Ikat & Kaitag rugs culture to life. Ikat (ee-khat) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Recognizable vivacious colors of overdyed involves a five step process. Various 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.
Our Peshawar rugs tend to have large geometric floral patterns and usually created using locally spun wool. The dyes are made entirely from hand gathered fruits, vegetables, roots, tree barks and dried fruit shells, making Peshawar rug the most labor-intensive of all of our carpets. Their colors range from soft muted tans, browns to rich coppers, deep maroons, and sage greens. Our natural dyeing techniques have been refined over the years to ensure a natural dye that is steadfast and long-lasting. Natural Dye Peshawar rugs are renowned for their lanolin-rich luster and stunning natural coloring. A special heirloom wash produces the subtle color variations that give rugs their distinctive antique look.