"I'm interested in this rug, but worried I am not getting the correct color on my screen. Is there anyway to get a photograph of this rug? Also to me it looks as though the rug has some pink in it; is this the case? Can you tell me the knot count, please. Thank you, Kathy"
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ITEM#: 20742714This rug is a unique piece of world art that will enhance your living space. Oushak has produced some of the most decorative Turkish influenced rugs of all times. The knot count for this rug is 180. This rug is 100-percent hand-spun wool, and is made with all vegetable dyes. The pile height is 0.25 inches. This rug has a floral pattern in shades of ivory and beige.
- Worldstock Country: Afghanistan
- Pile Height: 0.25 - 0.5 inch
- Product Features: Handmade
- Material: Wool
- Style: Traditional
- Pattern: Floral, Oriental
- Weave Type: Hand-Knotted
- Rug Type: Indoor
- Feature: Latex Free
- Rug Size: 8' x 10'
- Shape: Rectangle
- Color: Ivory, Beige
Story Behind the Art:
The antique Turkish Oushak design has been reproduced by Afghan weavers in the villages of northern Afghanistan by the Turkoman and Hazara tribes. This particular rug was made by the Hazara tribes in the province of Bamyan. Those vegetable dyes most commonly used 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 rugs, the size may vary from as advertised by 3-4 inches. Regular vacuuming and annual professional cleaning will keep your rug looking new for years to come. Herat Oriental has been providing beautiful, authentic, handmade rugs to Worldstock for over 10 years. Worldstock has given us 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 with Worldstock, 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.
What is Worldstock?
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.
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.
|Material||Natural Fiber, Wool|
|Country of Origin||Afghanistan|
|Rugs by Room||Bedroom, Dining Room, Entryway, Living Room|
|Dimensions||8'2 x 10'|
|Country of Origin||Afghanistan|
Questions & Answers
The knot count is 180 and this rug does not have any pink in it. It has beige and ivory colors.
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