222 cm x 143 cm
Geometric Kars, beige
|Place of origin|
|Size||222 cm x 143 cm (= 3.17 qm)|
|Material||Flor: wool (handspun, natural color)|
Weft & Warp: wool
|Year of manufacture||1980|
|Coloring||beige, dark green|
Place of origin
This Kars rug has been knotted by the Caucasians, who live in the vicinity of the town of Kars. The town of Kars, with a population of almost 90,000, is located in the north-east of Anatolia, about 45 km west of the border with Armenia and 65 km south of the Turkish-Georgian border, at an altitude of 1768 m.
The abstract, geometric composition creates the simple elegance of this Kars. The pattern flatters the design of the room and does not take the attention away from its furniture, decoration and architectural elements. It blends in fantastically with any surroundings and subtly complements the interior design of a room..
The repeating elements in the center field of this Kars 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.
The checkered pattern is impressive due to its contrasts and yet it is unobtrusive. Lovers of symmetry and structure will love this rug.
The background of this Kars is beige.
This Kars has had admirers before you. 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 technique used to produce the materials of the pile of this Kars 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 backing (weft and warp threads) of this Kars is made of virgin wool.