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Indo Tibetan Multicolored Area Rug (5' x 8')
ITEM#: 12017337Product Features:
- Add interest to your home decor with hand-knotted rug
- Rug features a contemporary pattern in shades of beige, red, olive, gold and blue
- Floor rug is crafted of 100-percent wool
For centuries, Tibetans have been weaving and using carpets as bedding, saddle blankets and meditation mats in monasteries. As a means to making a living in a new land, these hardy Tibetan refugees received the support of the Swiss government and began a cottage industry of carpet weaving. This industry was intended to sell rugs to the growing tourist trade in Nepal. During this period, most of the carpets produced were traditional designs in small sizes. Tibetan weaving is very much a separate category distinctively different than the main body of oriental rugs. To construct a hand-tufted rug, a cotton canvas is stretched on a frame to form the foundation of the rug. The design is drawn on the canvas in stencil or in outline form. Using a hooking tool, pile yarns are pushed through the foundation, making a loop, which is then cut giving the finished rug a plush or cut pile surface. Instead of the typical hand tied knots they loop the pile ply around the structure and a rod and then they cut the pile to release the rod.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
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|Pattern||Abstract Geometric Oriental|
|Worldstock Country||China India Nepal|
|Dimensions||5 ft. x 8 ft.|
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I had previously purchased this rug in another color scheme for my living room and LOVE it, handmade quality and soft. I bought this one for my sons room and same quality--but the colors are SO different from what is pictured. What looks to be yellow in the photo is actually olive green. I wish it were lighter, as pictured.Read More
this rug is very nicely made, thick, and soft. It came quickly with no problems. But it looks NOTHING like the photo listed. The reds are rust the greens are deep olive the "beige" is very dark brown and the blues are deep navy. So far from the picture it's not even funny. I'm keeping it because it doesn't look half bad in my son's nursery and I wanted a natural material. Just be warned the pic is deceiving if you're trying to match existing decor.Read More
The rug is darker than in the photo for which I am glad. It is a beautiful rug. It is well made with a thick pile.Read More
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handmade quality, fair trade, interesting colors
Can you comment on the shedding? how much, and for how long (wks? Months?) does this rug shed? How often does it need vacuuming because of shedding?
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are the colors of this rug true to what it looks like in the picture. The one review says it is way off. I want to order this, but like it because of the unusual color combo. Thanks
We believe that the review is probably accurate. Different factors, such as lighting and monitor configurations, make colors appear very different than they actually are. It sounds as if the colors in this rug are deeper than the picture indicates.
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