Handmade Oriental rug
178 x 126cm (5'10 x 4'2)
Elevate your space with our handmade fine Afghan Ziegler rug. Crafted by skilled weavers in northwest Afghanistan, this cottage industry production ensures generations of skill and expertise. The arts and crafts style is made from vegetable-dyed handspun wool and boasts a terracotta background, cream border, soft green touches, and silky highlights. Both practical and hardwearing, it's a colourful and elegant addition to any room.
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Often, people are curious about the William Morris connection. Ziegler worked collaboratively with William Morris, taking his designs into Iran (formerly Persia) and securing weavers in Tabriz and Sultanabad to produce fine examples of traditionally made carpets produced explicitly for the export market booming Victorian Britain. The processes were developed at the weaving stage, extending into finishing, particularly the herbal washes used. The fashion was to experiment, and the early Ziegler designs were quite different from this period's traditional rugs and carpets. The Oriental rug trade had not been used in this way before. In many ways, the pioneering techniques used by Ziegler & Co. have been part of the inspiration behind some of the newly designed pieces from Afghan weavers, like the Samarkand and Mamluks.
After the carpets have been hand-knotted, the final process is to wash them with gallons of flowing water (literally thrown bucket by bucket). The rug is scrubbed with brushes with tough bristles, enabling surplus dyes to be removed, making them much lighter in colour. The scrubbing also makes the carpet look slightly older or even, as some people describe it, an 'antique look'. The different Mordant used to wash and fix the dyes also affect the colouration of the original vegetable dyes.
The final carpets stage in Pakistan involves many processes. First, initial tensioning and alignment problems may be undertaken, followed by surface clipping, herbal washing and tumbling. This combination of Afghan weaving and finishing in Pakistan has succeeded.
When buying online, it is worth considering the company and the rug. We are a family business with over 60 years of experience selling rugs. We have an unrivalled reputation and pride ourselves on high customer service. We welcome visits to the Tewkesbury shop. Alternatively, we can assist with online enquiries by email or telephone.
We recommend the use of an underlay with this product:
Foxi-underlay to provide grip to stop handmade rugs from moving
For uneven surfaces, we would recommend our Felt underlay:
Felt underlay for uneven floors
|178 x 126cm
|(5'10 x 4'2)
- Vacuum using suction only Please do not vacuum fringes
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