37" x 25" Turquoise Handmade Pure Silk on Silk Superfine Carpet from Kashmir

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Kashmir is a very important, and turbulent, religious and cultural center. Famous for its craftsmanship and textiles, the likes of which are to be found nowhere else in the world, ours is a definitive collection of the produce of the looms of the valley. The most tasteful of sarees and jackets, made from wools and silks that are endemic to the mountains, are curated in our textiles section. Another of Kashmir's much-coveted produce is the statement Oriental rug, of which this is a fine example. Having emerged from the local handlooms of the region, it is a panel of sturdy homegrown cotton embroidered with ample proportions of silk to create an object of great beauty.
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Item Code: SCD91
Pure Silk on Silk441 Knots per Square Inch
Dimensions 37 inch x 25.5 inch
Weight: 1670 gm
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Knotted by hand, the plethora of flowers that could be seen on this took an eye-watering number of hours on the loom. Considerable skill and labor have gone into this to reproduce the picturesque local flora onto this rug. Varying tints and shades of brown, rich deep reds, and the occasional white make for a distinctly earthy palette, while the infusion of a dense azure into the central panel makes for an eye-catching color combination. Note the concentric panels and the curves that define them, which are highly characteristic of these famous rugs of the Orient. A minuscule strip of matching azure hemmed along the edges, and short ivory tassels along with the breadth, complete the picture.

From Fiber to Finery: Unveiling the Craftsmanship Behind Handmade Rug Creation

A carpet serves as a textile floor covering and can be seen in almost all Asian homes. European nations also are fascinated by their beauty and thus hand-knotted carpets are in great demand all over the world. A carpet typically consists of an upper layer of fabric and backing attached to it. Carpets can be made in any color by using dyed fibers. Different types of motifs and patterns are fabricated or embroidered on the fabric to beautify the floor. Indian craftsmen make carpets in such a way that every piece bears designs with attention to detail. Bright colors and high-quality fabric are used for their production.

Hand-knotted carpets are made using different types of techniques such as the Turkish knot (symmetrical), Persian knot (asymmetrical), Jufti Knot (tied around four warps instead of two), or Spanish knot (solo warp symmetrical). Common materials used in the making of the finest carpets are cotton, silk, wool, and jute.

1. Wool collection and processing

This is the step in the carpet-making process in which the best quality raw wool is imported or bought from the market. It is then cleaned and any unwanted particles are removed by washing it thoroughly. Now the clean wool is dried in the sun for two to three days.

2. Woolen yarn spinning

Spinning involves a process called carding which is either done on carding rollers run by hand or with the help of a carding brush. This wool is now spun into yarn by spinning it on a spinning wheel, also called a charkha. The thickness of the yarn depends on the type and quality of the carpet to be made.

3. Dyeing yarn

After the yarn is obtained, it is then dyed into different colors as per the requirement. The dyed yarn is now allowed to be sun-dried for at least two days.

4. Designing

Designing a carpet is time-consuming and the most important step. The size, designs/patterns, and colors of the carpet contribute to the overall look of the carpet. The artisan first draws the design on paper and then copies it on graph paper.

5. Weaving (Hand-knotting)

Weaving involves two important parts; weft (dyed yarn) and warp (reeled yarn). The warp yarn is loaded to the vertical loom and the graph paper containing the carpet sample design is put in front of the weaver. Each weft yarn is knotted to each warp yarn by hand. In this way, the whole carpet is weaved and the desired pattern is obtained.

6. Washing

The carpet is now sent for washing multiple times with water and cleansing agents to remove dust and dirt from it.

7. Clipping and Binding

Now any protruding knots and extra threads are cut off using scissors and clippers. Now the craftsmen ensure that all four sides of the carpet and weaves are locked by stitches so that the carpet remains intact and strong.

8. Final washing and drying

The carpet is again washed and dried for the last time to make it appear absolutely neat and clean, ready to be put for sale.

Handmade carpets are often more expensive than those made by machines. It takes a minimum of six months to complete one carpet and this elaborate process involves around 20 - 25 artisans working at the same time.
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