Size 250 x 81 cm, 8'2 x 2'8
Our family has been traveling to the Indian sub-continent for the best part of four decades buying and specifying our purchases of hand-made carpets. The history of weaving in the Bhadohi area of Uttar Pradesh in India goes right back hundreds of years to when the Mogul hordes from Persia overran the northern part of India and what is now Pakistan. Weaving skills were brought to these areas by Persian artisans who settled here after the invasion. They taught the indigenous people these same skills of carpet weaving copying all the various weaving patterns of Persia and Turkey. In many ways the Indian weaver is better than his Persian counterpart weaving straight, flat and almost flawless carpets for a fraction of the price. They often use top grade New Zealand wool being part of the Commonwealth which gives the rug a long-lasting life and lustrous look. Fine and Very Fine Indo-Persians as their name implies are carpets with more knots to the square foot with some containing highlights of silk.
An Iranian producer has set up business in Bhadohi city in Uttar Pradesh using local skilled weavers to hand knot silk and wool Persian Nain and Tabriz Mahi at a fraction of the price of their Persian equivalents. He exports them back for sale to Iran, but we always visit and buy whatever is available as they are indistinguishable from the Persian originals.
Hand-made in India from hand-spun wool and natural dyes. This rug contains approximately 506250 knots, and would have taken 84 days to weave and finish.
Every pile rug has a nap so that the pile lies in one direction. This means there is a lighter end and and darker end for each rug which is why there are photographs from both.
We highly recommend purchasing this rug with our top quality German underlay as it vastly improves the life of your carpet and guards against slipping accidents.
It has a 10 year non-stick, non-crumble guarantee. To learn more click here.
Prices with and without underlay shown below.