122 cm x 82 cm
Floral Oxiana, curry with paisley, field pattern and border
|Place of origin|
|Size||122 cm x 82 cm (= 1.0 qm)|
|Material||Flor: wool (handspun, natural color)|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Coloring||curry, dark red|
Place of origin
The pattern of this hand-knotted Oxiana rug is based on traditional Uzbek patterns. Originally, rugs with a similar pattern were knotted mainly in the region around Samarkand and Oxiana. Our Oxiana rugs are adapted to contemporary tastes: harmonious color compositions of natural colors flatter the traditional pattern. Oxiana rugs feature colorful horizontal stripes that alternate with imaginatively patterned areas. The patterned parts show geometric compositions reminiscent of the pattern of a Kazak. Another characteristic feature is that the fringes are gathered in small bundles and wrapped with threads of different colors.
The so-called field pattern of this Oxiana is reminiscent of a lushly overgrown garden with geometrically structured, individually bordered flowerbeds. This design is distinctive, which is why field design rugs are also called garden rugs in German. The individual panels of the design of this Oxiana show different motifs, but follow a strictly symmetrical, rectangular arrangement.
There is a reason for this: large parts of Persia and many other regions of the Middle and Near East are desert or steppe-like arid areas, in which so-called irrigation horticulture is often practiced. Water is brought to the beds through small irrigation channels. Field patterns reflect this irrigation system in a very simplified way. Due to drought in these regions, flowering and green gardens are also a characteristic of it. The field pattern is therefore probably due to the desire to bring a little garden and thus a little paradise into the house. In Koran the term garden, a word of ancient Persian origins, appears very often as an earthly counterpart to paradise.
The background of this Oxiana is curry. The border features curry, dark red and off white.
The technique used to produce the materials of the pile of this Oxiana 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 Oxiana are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.