Elaborate and subtle at the same time, the Muted Neutral Rug is special for the combination of soft geometric central patterns and a grand border pattern. The silk component contributes to a slight lustre, while a very dense knotting of wool gives a solid feel.
Handknotting is the most labour-intensive of all rugmaking processes. Working off a rug map, artisans tie individual knots to build up the rug’s design one row at a time. You can identify a handknotted rug by the individual, often uneven knots visible on the back of the rug, mirroring the pattern visible on the front.
Only one piece of this kind is created. Highly intricate, it is made by specially trained women weavers in their rural homes.
A 170x240 cm rug can take between 5 to 12 months depending on the design complexity. The quality of a hand-knotted rug is determined by the number of knots per square inch (KSPI). A higher KSPI requires greater skill on the part of the weaver and results in a higher quality rug.
This piece is made with 140 KSPI giving it a total of 1,562,400 knots made by hand, one at a time and it took 6 months to weave.
Material: 41% Wool and 59% Silk
Pile Height: 5 mm
Durability: 20+ years
Silk and wool are the oldest traditional materials that continue to be appreciated for their exquisite look and long life span.
STYLE & CARE TIPS
The Muted Neutral Rug is the quintessential traditional carpet that complements a pared down modern minimalist interior aesthetic.
This rug is a piece de resistance, a work of art for your floor. Pair with a clean light-coloured interior furnishing palette. We recommend placing it in an area where most of the rug can be seen and appreciated, such as the living room or under a bed with legs.
Vacuum clean once a week. Choose the right vacuum accessories. Avoid using attachments with brushes or any abrasive surfaces.
Some shedding may occur, and will lessen over time.
Get professional cleaning done once a year to maintain your rug's beauty and style for years. You get 20% discount on Professional Rug Cleaning for your Living DNA rug. Just send us a message and we will facilitate the process.