307 cm x 245 cm
Geometric Mamlouk, purplec with border
|Place of origin|
|Size||307 cm x 245 cm (= 7.52 qm)|
|Material||Flor: wool (handspun, natural color)|
Weft & Warp: cotton
Place of origin
Mamlouk (more rarely also Mamluk) rugs were knotted in Egypt, especially in the 15th century, and can be found today almost exclusively in museums. This Mamlouk rug is a reinterpretation of the classic pattern, which is characterized by many different geometric shapes that give the rug a kaleidoscopic effect.
The abstract, geometric composition creates the simple elegance of this Mamlouk. 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 edge of the rug is decorated with an edging (border). The border forms a beautiful contrast to the center.
The clear, abstract design of this contemporary rug appeals especially to people who love simple, modern interior design and architecture. The design idea for this rug comes from Europe. Without being bound to the rules of traditional rug patterns, it was developed with western art and interior design style in mind. This is not a completely new innovation. The roots of European rug design can be traced back to Art Deco rugs, which were produced between the late twenties and fifties following Western specifications.
The background of this Mamlouk is purplec. The border features turquoise and yellow. The turquoise center combines the colors yellow and purplec.
The technique used to produce the materials of the pile of this Mamlouk 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 Mamlouk are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.