For a contemporary look with abstract appeal, this turquoise over-dyed Oriental rug
is skillfully crafted by the revitalization of a hand-knotted vintage area rug
. Woven with wool on cotton in the 1960s
, this "distressed" rug measures 9'4'' x 12'4'' (112 in. x 148 in.)
The process in creating these works of art begins by shearing to lower the pile and to help "distress" them. They then undergo a series of processes to desaturate the color. They are now ready to be dyed in one color, a stage that can be repeated several times to reach the desired saturation level and hues that complement and contrast the old. In addition to being unique and hand-made, these Oriental rugs make a very special statement about bridging generations of artisanal skill and knowledge over time. This magnificent transformation can be considered a piece of contemporary art, with a unique look that complements any modern décor.
Read our article Get The "Lived On" Look
to learn more about overdyed Oriental rugs
. Available for US only.