Indian Oriental Rug
157 cm x 90 cm
Floral Indian Oriental Rug, dark brown with border and Medaillon
|Place of origin|
|Size||157 cm x 90 cm (= 1.41 qm)|
|Material||Flor: wool (handspun, natural color)|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Year of manufacture||1980|
|Coloring||dark brown, dark blue|
Place of origin
The pattern of this rug is inspired by the pattern of classic Oriental 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. The pattern of this oriental rug is inspired by classical Persian rug patterns. This rug has been made in India.
The exact time of the emergence of Indian rug production is unknown. Probably the first Indian rugs were produced during the cultural boom of the Mughal dynasty, in the middle of the 16th century. In the middle of the 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 villages and a strong standardization began. Today, however, designs can hardly be attributed to individual regions. Instead, workshops have focused on the implementation of European and traditional Iranian designs, which have been adapted to Western tastes. In terms of quality, Indian rugs benefit from a long tradition of craftsmanship and high quality Indian materials.
The luxuriant flower motifs of this Oriental Rug are elegant and varied. The graceful vegetative symbols representing flowers, leaves and branches are artfully intertwined.
The edge of the rug is decorated with an edging (border). The border forms a excellent contrast to the center.
In the middle of the central field of this Oriental Rug is the symmetrical center, also called medallion. The design of the field is arranged in such a way that it gives the impression that the medallion is floating on the field.
The background of this Oriental Rug is dark brown. The border features dark blue, beige and dark brown. The beige center combines the colors blue gray and dark blue.
You are not the first to appreciate this Oriental Rug. It has had owners before you who have cherished and used it. It was hand knotted about 1980. It has been thoroughly cleaned and only partially restored condition but is in good condition. We have not completely restored this Oriental Rug because we think it is as it is a special charm. If you would like, we will of course restore the rug further for you. We can restore almost any rug to an almost perfect condition.
The technique used to produce the materials of the pile of this Oriental Rug is over 200 years old. The wool is dyed with natural colors and spun by hand. Dyeing with natural or vegetable dyes is more complicated, expensive and time-consuming than dyeing with chemical dyes. For a bright red, for example, you would need about one kilogram of ground madder root per kilogram of wool as dye. For a strong, not too pale yellow, you would need two kilograms of the dye madder per kilogram of wool. Also spinning wool is time-consuming and labor-intensive. In addition, fewer and fewer people are able to hand spin wool.
But the effort is worth it: By dyeing with natural dyes, the high-quality wool retains its natural fat content. Wool dyed with natural colors and spun by hand creates fascinating, iridescent patterns. The charm of hand-spun wool with its slight irregularities and natural hues unfolds as a contrasting element in modern interiors, but also in rooms that are furnished in a more traditional or country house style. The weft and warp threads of this Oriental Rug are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.