Handmade Vegetable Dye Wool Kilim (India) - 2' x 4'

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This kilim is a unique piece of world art that will enhance your living space. Kilims are known as pile-less, flat-weave floor coverings; the design is also known as slit-weave. This kilim is made of 100-percent wool, and pure vegetable dyes. The knot count for this kilim is 200. This kilim has a geometric pattern in shades of red, ivory, blue, yellow, and black.

Product Features:
  • Country: India
  • Material: Wool
  • Style: Contemporary
  • Pattern: Geometric
  • Weave Type: Hand-Woven
  • Rugs by Room: Bedroom, Dining Room, Entryway
  • Rug Size: 2' x 4'
  • Shape: Rectangle
  • Color: Ivory, Red

Story Behind the Art:
This particular kilim was made in the Varanasi region of India, by the Bhadohi village weavers. These beautiful designs are achieved by interweaving the various colors of the vertical and horizontal strands of the kilim. The vegetable dyes most commonly used in these flat-weave kilims are madder, the root of a spindly bush which grows abundantly in many carpet-producing area which is used to create a red color. Walnut peel is used for dark brown, pomegranate peel for light brown, and sparak which is a wild flower from the steppes, used for yellow. Due to the handmade nature of our kilims, the size may vary from as advertised by 3-4 inches. Regular vacuuming and annual professional cleaning will keep your kilim looking new for years to come. We have been given the opportunity to create jobs for over 2,000 local village weavers, which helps them to greatly support their families. The majority of the weavers are women, who live in the villages of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. As we grow, we are able to create more jobs for female weavers who otherwise would not have the opportunity to do so. The community also thrives from rug weaving as the local farmers benefit from wool sales, and the local artisans create natural and vegetable dyes for the weavers to use in their designs.

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.

Imported

Country of Origin: India

Disclaimers & Disclosures:


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. We try to represent all rug colors accurately. Please refer to the text above for a description of the colors shown in the photo.

Please keep in mind that new wool rugs may initially shed and have a natural capacity to shed for several months after purchase. This is normal due to the nature of construction of most wool rugs and not a defect. Click here to view our Wool Rug Care Guide.

Specifications

Item #
17302923
Assembled Dimensions
2' x 4'
Style
Cabin & Lodge
Material
Natural Fiber, Wool
Pattern
Geometric, Oriental
Feature
Latex Free
Weave Type
Hand-Woven
Pile Height
0.25 - 0.5 inch
Color
Ivory, Red
Product Features
Handmade
Rug Type
Accent, Indoor
Rugs by Room
Bedroom, Entryway, Living Room
Shape
Rectangle
Model Number
SHK2X4
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