320 cm x 210 cm
Patterned Bukhara, dark red with border and diamonds
|Place of origin|
|Size||320 cm x 210 cm (= 6.72 qm)|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Year of manufacture||1980|
Place of origin
This dreamy rug with a typical Buchara pattern was knotted in Pakistan. Bukhara ( sometimes also Bokhara) is an oasis city in Uzbekistan, which is located along the former Silk Road. Although no rugs were knotted in Bukhara itself, the city gave its name to many oriental rugs because they were traditionally exported to the West from Bukhara. However, these rugs were traditionally knotted by various Turkmen tribes, especially in the Caucasus, Persia and Afghanistan.
Because Bukhara rugs are among the finest and most popular Central Asian rugs, their patterns have inspired Pakistani weavers. As a result, this rug with a typical Uzbek Bukhara pattern is knotted in Pakistan.
The embellished edging (border) forms a glorious contrast to the center and creates a transition at the edge of the rug.
The repeating elements in the center field of this Bukhara rug have no specific center (so-called repeating pattern). The repeating pattern has a calming but not boring effect. Rugs with repeating patterns are also called patterned.
In the pattern of this Bukhara, the diamonds stand out in particular. Diamonds are a rhombus standing on a point, the four equal sides of which may be jagged, stitched or hooked. The diamond is one of the oldest basic forms in oriental rugs. It has a symbolic meaning in the Islamic world: it symbolizes the immortality of the soul. It is therefore very often found as a filler motif.
The abstract, geometric composition creates the simple elegance of this Bukhara. The pattern flatters the design of the room and does not take the attention away from its furniture, decoration and architectural elements. It creates a pleasant atmosphere without dominating the style of the room.
The background of this Bukhara is dark red. The border features light brown and black.
This Bukhara has a story. It was hand knotted about 1980. We have cleaned it thoroughly and restored it lovingly. Therefore it is in very good condition despite its age.
The pile of this Bukhara has been hand-knotted from high-quality virgin wool. Virgin wool is obtained through the gentle shearing of sheep. Virgin wool is a sustainable, natural raw material with a number of impressive properties; due to the wool's natural fat content, the surface repels water droplets and is thus naturally impervious to dirt. Wool also offers excellent thermal insulation, has a regulating effect on living climate and muffles sound. The weft and warp threads of this Bukhara are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.