Add that special touch to your home decor with an exotic wool area rug from China. This hand-knotted Aubusson-style area rug features an ivory background and an ivory border and displays stunning panel colors of beige, red, pink and gold....more
Update your home decor with an exotic wool area rug from China. This hand-knotted Aubusson-style area rug has an ivory background and an ivory border and displays stunning panel colors of beige, red, pink and gold.
Primary materials: Wool
Pile height: 0.25 inches
Primary color: Ivory
Story Behind the Art: These rugs are hand-knotted by nomadic weavers and sheep herders traveling along the countryside. These artisans pass on the rich traditions of raising local sheep to harvesting the premium wool to handcrafting these rugs from generation to generation. The artisans have imported looms and techniques of revered Aubusson crafters from France to recreate these Aubusson rugs down to ever last detail. Aubusson rugs have a rich and romantic history stemming from the Renaissance period from the town of Aubusson located in the Ceruse valley of central France. The vast heritage and romance has been passed on and now passed to artisans in China to keep this treasured art alive to replicate this treasured rug.
The handcrafted nature of this product will produce minor differences in design and sizing. Subtle variations will occur from piece to piece, adding to its unique qualities. Measurements may vary slightly.
Tip: We recommend the use of a non-skid pad to keep the rug in place on smooth surfaces.
All rug sizes are approximate. Due to the difference of monitor colors, some rug colors may vary slightly. Overstock.com tries to represent all rug colors accurately. Please refer to the text above for a description of the colors shown in the photo.
6 ft. x 9 ft.
Pure wool, cotton backing.
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I really wanted to like this rug, as I was really taken by the pattern. It was supposed to be for my bedroom, which has French Provincial style furniture. First, the color is *definitely* NOT ivory. Even beige would be a very generous description of the background color. I would call it more of a light tan. When I put a beige/heathers oatmeal sweater on it, the background looks even more tan! the pink is more of a dusty rose, the red has a dusty undertone as well. The darker browns are nice and the gold is kind of a mustardy 60s gold, which I like too. That doesn't bother me as much as the tan background. If you look really, really carefully at the enlarged picture, the background looks darker at the top...in real life, the color is still darker. I even threw open the window to see if it would brighten up in direct sunlight and that was a no.
I didn't get the third picture with all the strings of yarn going all over the place. I guess because of the intricate pattern, the wool thread/yarn is carried from place to place, kind of like the back of embroidery. This makes for a very lumpy rug. Maybe with a pad underneath, it won't be so bad? Also, there are rows of weaving with pockets of separation. The areas are tiny, maybe 2 or 3 vertical rows wide. Hard to tell, but it may be an issue over time.
I still love the pattern and I may keep the rug. The rug may get booted to the dining room, which I would hate to do. Just beware that this is no ivory rug!!
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? No
Please tell us about the quality of the product. There seem to be areas where the weaving wasn't as tight, you can see gaps/separation between rows. Saw a few areas where there were weaving mistakes (skipped a row).
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