Handmade Arts and Craft Afghan runner
Handmade Oriental rug
351 x 148cm (11'6 x 4'10)
How beautiful is this runner? This piece has been made recently by artisan weavers in Kabul who were given specific patterns to experiment with. We have been lucky enough to obtain 3 or 4 pieces in the arts and craft style. The background colour is a warm cream with soft pink roses, pale blue leaves, mink branches and touches of olive green.
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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 used were developed not only at the weaving stage more crucially extending into the finishing process, more particularly the herbal washes used. The fashion was to experiment, and the early Ziegler designs were quite different from other traditional rugs and carpets of this period. 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 designs 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 as 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 finally tumbling. This combination of Afghan weaving and finishing in Pakistan has been a great success. These carpets are closely knotted and more usually finished with an exciting and unusual bound multicoloured fringe.
When buying online, it is worth thinking about the company as well as the rug. We are a family business with more than 60 years of experience selling rugs. We have an unrivalled reputation and pride ourselves on a high level of customer service. We welcome visits to the Tewkesbury shop. Alternatively, we are pleased to 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 hand made rugs from moving
For uneven surfaces, we would recommend our Felt underlay:
Felt underlay for uneven floors
|351 x 148cm||(11'6 x 4'10)|
- Vacuum using suction only Please do not vacuum fringes
- We recommend an underlay to prolong the life of your rug and to protect against possible dye transfer.
- Spot Cleaning:
- Blot spills with absorbent cloths, do not rub or use detergent cleaning products. Spot clean with minimal liquid using soap-based products, preferably using the froth or lather.
- Full Clean:
- Specialist Cleaning only.
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