About this Piece
A paradise design carpet based on a 19th/20th Century Yazd original, with pure silk pile hand woven on a cotton foundation to 256 knots per square inch. In this design even the border is taken up with the Garden of Eden right up to the outer edge. In the effulgent naturalistic representations of the animal and flower world, their composition and its elegant colouring suggests it dates to the turn of the 19th/20th Century. This hand knotted silk carpet represents approximately 4 months of man-hours to weave in addition to the time consuming drafting and finishing processes.
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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