Herat Oriental

Handmade One-of-a-Kind Over-dyed Oushak Wool Rug (Afghanistan) - 4' x 6'2 (4' x 6'2)

Handmade One-of-a-Kind Over-dyed Oushak Wool Rug (Afghanistan) - 4' x 6'2 (4' x 6'2). This 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 gray. Worldstock Country: Afghani. The pile height is 0.25 inches. This rug has a floral pattern in shades of gray. 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: 4' x 6' Shape: Rectangle Color: Grey Story Behind the Art: These over-dyed rugs go through a unique process of color neutralization before being dyed in a new color scheme. Over-dyed rugs can range from vibrant colors to more muted tones, but you will always see the unique original design of the rug showing behind the new wash of color. These rugs are created by Afghan weavers in the villages of northern Afghanistan. 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. Imported 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. Factory sealed boxes cannot be returned if opened. read more