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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For many centuries Persian rugs have been a staple in Persian culture and art forms. The complexity of the deigns is what makes them so beautiful. Designs can be anything from pictorial, florals, traditional, and other various styles. Their beauty captures the traditions of Iran throughout history. Our Persian rugs always use natural dyes to create their sharp coloring.
Heriz, Serapi rugs are well known for their bold and angular designs. Many being symmetric, they withhold boldly done geometric and floral-inspired shapes. These shapes are brought out with rich reds, blues, greens, and yellows contrasted against ivory. Heriz, Serapi rugs are very elegant and durable, perfect for a variety of different rooms and spaces within a home.
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.
Originating in the small town of Oushak in west-central Anatolia, these rugs were highly favored by the Ottoman Empire. Oushak rugs are one of the most significant styles of Turkish rugs and are known for their beautiful antique look. They are usually designed with motifs consisting of flowers, tendrils, or even geometric shape designs. Larger medallions complement the more intricate designs, creating perfect harmony. Colors are stunningly balanced with warm and cool tones, completing the rug.
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.