Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Great Rugs, Great Look, Great Value: Mission Accomplished by Interior Designer for Her Client (PHOTOS)
@BrandonRugs: Two hand-knotted reproduction Persian Tabriz design rugs selected by our customer (a Chalfont, PA designer) for her client in Bensalem, PA.
The rug above, hand-knotted in India, is an antique reproduction Persian Tabriz design adapting a Hadji-jalili workshop design from the last century, and completed in a 14/14 silken touch contract.
The rug selected for the dining room below, was also hand-knotted in India, and reproduces a Persian Tabriz design featuring a field patterned in the "Hasht-guli" style that is rendered in an infinite tiling [appearing to extend under the border]. The rug is knotted in a 12/60 contract, and finished with a luster wash to impart the patina and tonal variegations associated with old rugs.
Both of the rugs above have just under 200 hand-tied knots per square inch, but have different "hands" [the overall impression of weight, thickness, texture, and suppleness versus stiffness when you grasp a corner of the rug] because of the difference in contract type.
If you multiply the number of knots per square inch by 144 [the number of square inches in a square foot] and then multiply by the length and width of each rug -- i.e 8x10 for the dining room rug and 6x9 for the home office rug -- you have an approximate figure for the number of knots in the entire rug. Divide that figure by 15,000 [the average number of knots tied in a workday by a skilled weaver] and you get the number of days it took to weave the rug. Ask yourself what that much time of your own labor is worth. Keep that figure in mind when you go shopping for your handmade oriental rug. You will be amazed at the incredible value that is being offered to you.