355 cm x 76 cm
Floral Kashmir Rug runner, beige with border
|Place of origin|
|Size||355 cm x 76 cm (= 2.7 qm)|
|Material||Flor: wool and viscose|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Coloring||beige, old rose|
Place of origin
The mountainous region of Kashmir in the Himalayas is divided, with one third as a province belonging to Pakistan, while the other two thirds form the union state of " Jammu and Kashmir", belonging to India. The population of the larger state is predominantly Muslim and is striving for independence. Hand knotted rugs come exclusively from the Indian part of Kashmir and are mainly knotted in the provincial capital of Srinagar and vicinity. The silk rugs of Kashmir, which are usually made on a cotton base, are famous.
The colors of cashmere rugs are rather reserved, and the patterns are influenced by traditional Persian designs. This has a long tradition; once the Mughal Emperors (1526-1857) brought Persian rug weavers to their court in India. This is why they are also referred to as the indo-Persian style. According to another legend, the Sultan of Kashmir, who was obliged to pay tribute, had to send his son as a hostage to Timur Lenk (Tamerlan) in Samarkand in 1398. It was here, that the young prince learned the craft of knotting and, after his return to Kashmir, introduced it to knotters of Samarkand.
The luxuriant flower motifs of this Kashmir Rug are elegant and varied. The graceful vegetative symbols representing flowers, leaves and branches are artfully intertwined.
The repeating elements in the center field of this Kashmir Rug 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 edge of the rug is decorated with an edging (border). The border forms a glorious contrast to the center.
The background of this Kashmir Rug is beige. The border is old rose.
The pile of this Kashmir Rug is made of a durable mixture of wool and viscose. Viscose also acetate silk or rayon is generally obtained from the natural product of cellulose, in other words from the raw material, wood. In India the cellulose mass is obtained from bamboo. In an elaborate process, the pulpy cellulose is pulled into a continuous textile yarn. This is why viscose is also referred to as the continuous filament yarn. Because of the silky sheen of the yarn, viscose obtained from bamboo is also called "Bamboo Silk". The colloquially used designation "artificial silk" is not permitted under the German Textile Labelling Act TKG. The weft and warp threads of this Kashmir Rug are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.