For a contemporary look with abstract appeal, this grey 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' x 12' 8" (108 in. x 152 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 handmade, 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.
All our vintage rugs are professionally cleaned before we add them to our inventory.
Read our article Get The "Lived On" Look
to learn more about overdyed Oriental rugs