About this Piece
A 'Petag' Tabriz design carpet with pure silk pile hand woven on a cotton foundation to 256 knots per square inch. After a large original Northwest Persian carpet, the design has been rescaled on this bespoke commission whilst retaining the original colouring.
The PETAG workshop (Persische Teppiche A.G.), was a German initiative which produced high quality carpets to combat the decline in quality brought about by the mass production of the late 19th century. Classical 16th century designs were used as a source of inspiration, taken from printed books such as F.R. Martin's, A History of Oriental Carpets before 1800, Stockholm, 1908.
The original would have been woven in wool but this commission has a pure silk pile woven on a cotton foundation.
A bespoke commission hand woven in: 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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