238 cm x 170 cm
Geometric Oxiana, beige with stripes and diamonds
|Place of origin|
|Size||238 cm x 170 cm (= 4.05 qm)|
|Material||Flor: wool (handspun, natural color)|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Coloring||beige, dark blue|
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 abstract, geometric composition creates the simple elegance of this Oxiana. 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 straight stripes of this Oxiana organize and structure the pattern.
br /> In the pattern of this Oxiana, the diamonds stand out in particular. Diamonds are a rhombus standing on a point, the four equal sides of which may be jagged, stitched or hooked. The diamond is one of the oldest basic forms in oriental rugs. It has a symbolic meaning in the Islamic world: it symbolizes the immortality of the soul. It is therefore very often found as a filler motif.
The background of this Oxiana is beige.
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.