We carry authentic Antique rugs and VIntage rugs that are truly one of a kind made all by hand with organic dyes and natural hand-spun wool. These mystical pieces have all been professionally cleaned prior to being listed and ready to use. Our entire collection is carefully curated with an extremely picky and discerning eye that captures the heart and soul of these weavers, and the story they share in their nomadic masterpieces.
Size: 8.4 x 12.6
About: All right, this is an extremely luxurious rug that shimmers in the light yet can read more earthy depending on which angle you look at it from. The wool is incredible, giving it a beautiful shine, soft plush feel underfoot, and just a wonderfully nomadic piece. This design, is of course, the ancient Elephant track designs because the "guls" or larger octagon motifs are inspired by elephant tracks because these weavers and their ancestors before them traveled via elephant and camel under the stars and sun. You will see bird tracks inside the elephant tracks as well if you look closely! This rug is really super nomadic given the long salvage/kilim ends that are also pure wool (goat hair). Ok, back t the colors; deep indigo, tangerine, earthy mochas, amazing abrash of soft blues, and the main color is really tricky - the best way I can describe it is by giving it the main color of copper/salmon/pink with subtle and earthy ALMOST lavender notes, autumn hues, and faint pinky terracotta. It is a feast for the eyes, and given the lanolin in the wool, when you look on top of the rug and looking with the nap of the rug - it'll shine and glow, and when you look inside the nap of the pile, it'll read darker and deeper and more moody - amazing rug!!
This rug is one-of-a-kind, only one available.
Because of the nature and age of these older/antique handmade pieces, irregularities and age-related wear are likely to exist and are not considered defects.
Any questions about this rug? Don't hesitate to reach out!
We always recommend a high-quality custom cut pad for any and all rugs; these pads are made for hand-knotted rugs. They create a body and support the knots of the rug, as well as prevent it from slipping and sliding.
A note from us to you: Buying a rug is special; it's not just you finding the rug, but also the rug finding you. Think about the many coincidences that have to occur for you to find the rug of your dreams. Our rugs are woven by nomads in the villages and remote mountainous regions of the major rug weaving districts across the world. All of our rugs are genuinely old and one-of-a-kind. Like anything old and unique, they are filled with character, soul, and story. The story of a rug is something we think about a lot; who was the weaver(s)? Did they weave it for personal use, commerce, to gift, or trade? Who was the second owner, and the third!? Sometimes the little motifs and symbols in rugs can help tell the story, but we will never truly know - there's something beautiful about that. Alas, our joy is to curate these incredible pieces that speak to us, and to pass them along to their new owners to be enjoyed and cherished for many years to come; both continuing to add to the story of the rug, and to the story of the new owners.
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