New handmade oversized carpet No. 56971 Shekarlou Iran 15.7 x 10.2 feet
Larger images (will open in new window)
Please click on the thumbnails below for a larger view
add to cart
|Country of Origin:
||15.7 x 10.2 ft
||geometric / allover
This is a unique handmade / hand-knotted / traditional oriental carpet
The pile of this carpet is made of wool
Hand spun and vegetable dyed wool
This carpet has a total of approximately 1,779,600 knots and it took skilled carpet makers about 2,373 hours or 264 working days to hand-knot this carpet.
The wool of this rug has been dyed with vegetable dyes only which became very rare in Oriental rugs. Since ca. 1850 synthetic dyes found their way into carpet production. Ever since they replaced natural vegetable dyes more and more also due to the fact that the production of vegetable dyes is very time consuming and difficult. But the "aura of genuineness" can be reached to its full extent with vegetable dyes only. Vegetable dyes are made from leaves, flowers, branches, fruits and roots. They give Oriental rugs a particularly harmonic look. In general Oriental rugs "age" better and more beautifully with vegetable dyes than with synthetic dyes plus they increase a carpet's value. Most of today's production is made with synthetic dyes which makes this rug an even more desirable piece. Unfortunately many rugs in the market are being labelled as being vegetable dyed which in many colors is simply not true which damages the reputation of the carpet industry altogether.