About this Piece
A Bakhtiari design carpet based on a 20th Century original, with pure silk pile hand woven on a cotton foundation to 256 knots per square inch. The design is taken from an original workshop piece of unusual execution. Harmoniously coloured floral bouquets are distributed right across the field in an almost realistic manner. The small filigree rose bouquets on their violet-blue ground are subordinate to the miniature medallions in lighter colours, outlined in red, the two vine borders, one decorated with leaves, the other with palmettos are of almost equal weight. The precise drawing streams are from an unusually fine weave, even for the Bakhtiari area.
Country of origin: Bhadohi, India
Knot Density: 256 knots per square inch
Materials: Pure silk pile woven on a cotton foundation
Every rug design in the collection has a provenance researched from our archives which is hand woven in 100% organic silk onto a cotton yarn to a bespoke size by highly skilled weavers using knowledge passed on through generations. The family workshops in Uttar Pradesh, India have been personally visited by Robert and Henry Stamp of Brights of Nettlebed to ensure appropriate standards of human rights are respected and that the prices are extremely competitive. Only natural materials are used, which are stated on each rug along with the knots per inch and design origin.
Brights of Nettlebed are members of the Care & Fair initiative, financially supporting education and health for carpet knotting families in India, Nepal and Pakistan. For more information please visit www.care-fair.org
Any silk rug in the collection can be woven to bespoke sizes, or special commissions can also be undertaken.
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