Indischer Nepal Rug
145 cm x 145 cm
Round, round Indischer Nepal Rug, old rose with plain border
|Place of origin|
|Diameter||145 cm (= 1.65 qm)|
Weft & Warp: cotton
Place of origin
The pattern of this rug is inspired by the pattern of classic Nepal Rug. However, this rug was knotted in India.
The exact time of the emergence of Indian rug production is unknown. Probably the first Indian rugs were made at the time of the cultural boom in the Mughal dynasty, in the mid-16th century. In the mid-19th century, with the decline of the Mughal dynasty, Indian rug production fell into a crisis. European companies, whose sole aim was to export to the West, replaced traditional court manufactories. Very similar rugs were produced in different towns and a standardization was sparked. The designs of hand-knotted Indian rugs today can hardly be attributed to individual regions. Rather, workshops have specialized in the implementation of European and traditional Iranian designs adapted to Western tastes. In terms of quality, rugs from India benefit from a long tradition of craftsmanship and high quality Indian materials. Knotting in Nepal has only begun since the escape of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetans accompanying him in 1959. Under the direction of the dedicated Zurich importer, Jo Iten-Maritz, the homeless were taught to knot rugs with traditional patterns according to the Tibetan tradition from 1966 onwards. Once the designs of the rugs were adapted to contemporary, Western tastes, the amount of knotting in Nepal increased considerably. The central shopping point is the capital city of Kathmandu. Most of the production facilities are also located there.
Nepal rugs are knotted using a special technique. When knotting, a kind of continuous knot is looped linearly over a rod, so that a row of loops is created in a horizontal sequence. After the knotting rod is completely covered with these loops, they are cut open from above in this area, so that the pile fans out and a velour is created. This finally gives the knot the shape of a Persian knot. However, this quick process is only possible because the Nepal Tibetan rugs are hardly patterned and are plain in many areas.
The round format of this hand-knotted Nepal Rug is very rare and is ideal for rooms with a round dining or living room table.
The pile is a plain old rose. The simple design is understated, but can also provide a great design accent. The monochrome appearance of this rug fits perfectly in any environment.
The plain o panel is framed by a border in old rose. This gives the rug depth despite its relatively simple design.
The pile of this Nepal Rug 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 Nepal Rug are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.