About this Piece
A tree of life design carpet based on a 19th Century original from Tabriz, with pure silk pile hand woven on a cotton foundation to 256 knots per square inch. The tree of life as a central motif finds expression in many weaving areas of the Orient. In this particular rare Tabriz design, the artist makes the trunk into the basis of the most diverse floral pattern and places two naturalistically conceived lilies at the sides. The dominating border with its dense, modified Herati design contrasts harmoniously with the red field. This carpet has taken approximately 7 to 8 months of man-hours to weave.
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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