This rug is a Kashan design with a center medallion. While Kashan rugs may take many forms, the most commonly found is the medallion. You will see colors of dull navy blue accented with light blues, green, brown, ivory and reddish-orange. This stunning Global Rug Gallery™ piece boasts a hand-tufted technique. Made from 100% wool tufts, this marvelous rug is sure to be the artwork for your floor that your room cannot do without. This rug can accent carpet while giving extra coverage in high traffic areas. This rug will also be perfect on hard flooring - warming up a room and softening the decor.
Wool rugs are excellent sound barriers, naturally fire retardant and stain resistant - long wearing and easy maintenance. Bull nose stitched bordering allows the edges of the rug to hold up to vacuuming. Use this traditional piece as artwork for your floor! Made in India.
ABOUT HAND-TUFTING: Quality hand-tufted rugs offer traditional oriental and modern carpet designs at more affordable prices. The hand-tufted rug looks and feels very much like a hand-knotted rug, though they differ in construction methods. Rather than tying each knot by hand, a tufted rug achieves its look by way of a tufting gun from the back of the rug. Using the same fine wool and dyes achieves a quality finish.
8' x 10': 55 lbs
Initial Care: Unroll, lay flat and vacuum the rug. Shedding, mild odors and rolled or wrinkled edges are normal/common when the rug is new. We recommend vacuuming once a day for the first five days to remove loose fibers; you may fill more than one canister or bag worth of loose fibers initially. Vacuum in all directions with your vacuum set at a low setting. Doing this will not harm or damage your rug; it will help decrease future shedding.
Routine care: Vacuum once every week or two; set your vacuum on a medium or high setting. You may still see wool fibers in your canister/bag but the amount will diminish over time. Seek a professional rug cleaner if in doubt. Use a rug pad underneath to help preserve the life of your rug and provide slippage protection. Clip all loose yarns; do not pull. Blot spills immediately; spot clean with warm water and mild soap.
We make every effort to ensure colors are represented accurately online. Due to possible variances in manufacturer dye lots, however, colors may vary slightly from what is depicted. Each rug is made by hand and uniquely original - minor variations may occur in size and color.
Rugs have become so much more than something on which to wipe your feet. They have truly become recognized as works of art and ways to express yourself in your home. A rug design can be as simple or complex as you want and can really tie a room together. Choose different types of rugs based on your style of room or home. If your style is eclectic, you may go with a fun design like zebra or leopard. If you are more of a traditionalist, you might prefer floral patterned rugs for country-inspired rooms. High-tech? A man-made shag rug would look ultra-cool in your modern space!
Whatever your style, there is no mistaking there are hundreds of different types of rugs from which to choose. It can be overwhelming, but try following these tips to ease the stress:
There are many elements that can cause damage to your rug. By protecting your rug from these elements, you can help keep it looking newer longer.
The first harmful element is the sun. Sun damage can appear in the form of fading or discoloration of your rug. To protect your rug against sun damage, you may place it in an area that doesn’t get as much sunlight or use a window treatment to block some of the direct sun. Whatever method you choose, remember how important it is to turn your rug once a year. This will ensure equal amounts of sun exposure over the life of your rug.
The second factor you should keep in mind is protecting your rug from water damage. There is one simple thing you can do to protect from water damage: Do not place potted plants directly on your rug. If you do, water can leak out of the pot and onto the rug. Moisture could potentially build there for weeks and ultimately weaken the foundation of your rug.
Lastly, you will want to protect your rug from your lovable pets. That’s right, cats and dogs can cause serious damage to rugs. Often times, dogs will use them as chew toys and cats will use them as claw-sharpening devices. Employ proper obedience methods in order to protect your rug from pet antics.
Process & Materials
The quality of a rug is often determined by two factors: process and materials. It can be said that handmade, natural material rugs may be more expensive than machine-made synthetic ones since hand weaving is such a time-intensive process. You should expect to pay more for a handmade rug from Iran than you would for a European machine-made rug.
You can also think of handmade rugs as unique investments for your home. They can serve as conversation pieces, while adding a unique flair and making your house a home.
While a hand-woven rug is considered quite luxurious, the machine-made rug process has been diligently perfected over the years. This is a good option to get the handmade look without the handmade price!
Materials used in rugs can also make a big impact on cost and quality. Wool is used in many countries, as it is a durable substance and seen as the most traditional material. Although this is the component of choice, less expensive synthetic materials are also common in the man-made marketplace today. The type of material used often varies by the country of origin. For example, Persian rugs usually incorporate soft wool, while silk is the material of choice for Chinese rugs.
Asia is at the forefront of the rug industry. China, Turkey, India and Pakistan are all major exporters. It is difficult to say when rug-making began in these countries, but it can be traced back as far as the 13th Century. China produces rugs mainly for the purpose of exportation, which is why they are one of the largest handmade exporters in the industry. India and Pakistan began producing rugs in the 16th Century and still hold an important place in the market today. Iran, however, accounts for nearly 75% of all handmade rugs today. This country is known for producing very diverse pieces and Iranians are themselves passionate purchasers of the rugs made in their country.