New handmade oriental rug No. 47348 Sarouk Mir Muse™ India 13.1 x 9.10 feet
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||Sarouk Mir Muse™
|Country of Origin:
||13.1 x 9.10 ft
(warp and weft):
||geometric / allover
This is a unique handmade / hand-knotted / traditional oriental carpet
The pile of this carpet is made of wool
The main element of this carpet design is the Botteh pattern, and in its smaller version: Mir design, in the West known as Paisley design. The Botteh motif is depicted in the shape of a teardrop and represents fertility and eternal life. It is often found in carpets from Kerman in Iran, India, and antique Caucasian rugs. The word Botteh comes from the Persian word for bush.
This carpet has a total of approximately 2,280,000 knots and it took skilled carpet makers about 3,040 hours or 338 working days to hand-knot this carpet.
This Oriental rug has been treated with a "Noble Finish" wash. This wash includes not only the actual cleaning of the carpet but also its processing (ennobling) which represents an increase in the Oriental carpet's value. By this special technique a soft and silky feel and shine are added to the carpet. This washing technique requires experience and skill since otherwise carpets could easily be damaged by it. In this case the washing was implemented perfectly.