About this Piece
A hand woven carpet with pure silk pile woven on a cotton foundation to 256 knots per square inch. Based on an original 19th Century carpet from Tehran, only found sporadically due to the fact that court manufacture founded by the Qajar dynasty, and perpetuated by the Pahlavis, had little commercial significance. Therefore, designs such as this garden of paradise have special importance for the collector. The paradisiacal motif is continued into the wide ivory border that provides an effective frame for the vibrant blue of the field.
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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