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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Flat Weave hand knotted rugs are made with different techniques that makes the pile flat, reversible and very durable. This method of weaving creates the pattern and the design clearer to see. These rugs come in many different sizes and colors.
Moroccan rugs can be traced back all the way to the Paleolithic era, early native people of Morocco quickly embraced the trade of rug making. They were then utilized for beneficial purposes rather than decorating. Due to the harsh climates of the Atlas Mountains, Moroccan rugs were traditionally made with plentiful wool piles to provide warmth. Today Moroccan rugs are heavily found in western homes, because of their upscale chic design and delightfully plush feel.