277 cm x 180 cm
Floral Tapis, rusty red
|Place of origin|
|Size||277 cm x 180 cm (= 4.99 qm)|
|Material||Flor: wool (handspun, natural dyes) & viscose|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Coloring||rusty red, light brown|
Place of origin
Classic floral ornaments combined with contemporary aesthetics: we were inspired by the flowery pattern of French tapestry rugs when creating this hand-knotted Tapis.
We have modified and reduced the traditional ornaments and, in particular, we have completely rearranged the colors. The result is a fusion of traditional rug design and modern European aesthetics. We try to cater to the trends of European interior design with our Tapis Design and, in doing so, we playfully go around the guidelines of traditional rug knotting.
The luxuriant flower motifs of this Tapis are elegant and varied. The graceful vegetative symbols representing flowers, leaves and branches are artfully intertwined.
The pattern, inspired by classical oriental embellishments, gives the impression that this hand-knotted rug has a long history. The pattern looks as if it has been washed out or faded and therefore almost abstract. In fact, this Tapis is of course new and part of the latest generation of contemporary rug designs. It is a bridge between modern designs and interiors and classic oriental motifs. The pattern is subtle yet present.
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 surface of this Tapis has a flecked effect. The color changes and light-dark shades of the pile yarn run across the length of the rug, making the colors shimmer and making the rug impervious to dirt. Because of these so-called color jumps Abrash the rug appears more lively. The flecking is the result of the wool of this Tapis being hand-spun. During dyeing, the natural dyes are absorbed differently.
The background of this Tapis is rusty red.
The pile of this Tapis is made of a durable mixture of handspun wool and viscose.
Viscose also acetate silk or rayon is basically obtained from the natural product, cellulose, i.e. from the raw material of 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 known as continuous filament yarn. Because of the silky sheen of the yarn, viscose obtained from bamboo is also called "Bamboo Silk". The colloquial name "artificial silk" is not permitted under the German Textile Labelling Act TKG.
The technique used to process the wool for the pile of this Tapis is over 200 years old. The wool has been dyed with natural dyes 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 need about one kilogram of ground madder root as dye per kilogram of wool. For a strong, not too pale yellow, you need even two kilograms of the dye per kilogram of wool. Spinning the wool is also time-consuming and labour-intensive. In addition, fewer and fewer people are able to spin wool by hand.
But the effort is worth it; by dyeing with natural dyes, the high-quality wool retains its natural fat content. Wool dyed with natural dyes and spun by hand creates fascinating, iridescent patterns. The charm of hand-spun wool with its slight irregularities and natural shades unfolds in rooms that are furnished in a more traditional or country house style but also as a contrasting element in modern interiors.
The weft and warp threads of this Tapis are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.