About this Piece
A Kashan design carpet, hand woven in 100% silk to 256 knots per square inch. After a 19th century Central Persian prayer rug, the design has been commissioned to a larger than original size.
The ivory coloured mihrab is dominated by a large tree of life which stands in the centre of the field, flanked by two deer and by two small trees at either side. The colourful blossoms and flowers spout form the asymmetrically arranged branches containing five inconspicuously placed birds. The spandrels of the mihrab are drawn as grape vines. The main border contains repeating unusual tree shapes accompanied by a floral vine minor border.
Featured in Erich Aschenbrenner's Oriental Rugs Volume 2: Persian, plate 103.
A bespoke commission hand woven in: Bhadohi, India
Knot Density: 256 knots per square inch
Materials: Pure silk pile woven on a silk 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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