An epitome of hand crafted beauty- Indian Woolen Rugs

Home Decor, Interior Design, Rugs and Carpets, Uncategorized

Indian woolen hand knotted rugs are woven in the best quality New Zealand wool and are of superior quality. Some rugs are made in a combination of blended wool and pure silk to provide extra sheen to the texture. They are usually double weft and are finely woven. The designs are mostly inspired by Persian motifs and patterns. Such carpets are extremely durable and are conducive enough for high traffic areas and further enhance the overall look and interior of the living space.

1) Kaala Mughal Motif:

One of a Kind, Mughal design hand knotted rug woven in the best quality New Zealand wool. This rug has been intricately hand crafted by skilled weavers and it has taken about 8-10 months to weave this gorgeous rug. The design has been inspired by Persian motifs, which is evident by big bold floral motifs.

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Kaala Mughal Motif

Primary colors are black, gold and tinges of ivory. The border has a detailed floral pattern with uniquely designed tiny motifs.

2) Ivory Lilian:

This is a “One of a Kind” hand knotted woolen rug in soothing blue tones. It has meticulously been woven by skilled weavers and has an over all floral pattern. The design has been inspired by French patterns and is evident from its floral-like pattern. The rug has a perfect combination of tiny floral motifs giving it a spa-like aura.

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Ivory Lilian

The rug is of excellent quality and is double weft. It is most suitable for a space with subtle interiors. The border is ivory toned with detailed pattern has taken almost 5-6 months to weave this gorgeous beauty.

3) Messi Bokhara:

The Messi Bokhara is handmade in fine New Zealand wool and has a Bokhara design pattern. The design has been originated from a province in Persia called Bokhara.

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Messi Bokhara

The rug has a series of asymmetrical box-like motifs woven in unison which gives it a unique look. Due to its sheen and smooth texture, fine quality; this rug is most suitable for a space with subtle interiors and high conducive traffic areas.

4) Floral Vintage:

“One of a kind” Masterpiece handwoven in the finest quality wool with a beautiful design pattern. The design has an Open Kashan design on a royal blue pattern. The design has been originated from Persia and has an Iranian influence from the 17th century.

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Floral Vintage

The main colors are gold, cream, blue and maroon. The center design is synonymous with patterns in the Mughal era. The border has tiny floral motifs woven in unison in soothing colors. This type of rug should be used as a feature rug in a space with subtle interiors or neutral tones. Due to its fine quality and superior craftsmanship, this rug is highly durable and can be passed on from generations and generations to come altogether.

Hence, with the aforementioned rug ideas for a woolen rug, one can easily pick and choose a good quality woolen.

 

4 tips how an Outdoor rug can enhance the beauty of an existing space

Home Decor, Interior Design, Rugs and Carpets

We all are aware how a handmade rug beautifies our living space be it our living room, bedroom or a hallway. It simply adds to the beauty of the existing space and provides sheer warmth and comfort at the same time.  At the same time, an outdoor rug also provides a unique look and feel to the space and exudes an ultra-chic look with modern designs. There are a number of factors to consider before going in for an outdoor rug that shall assist in maintaining the longevity of the rug.

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Outdoor Rugs

Ensure its durability:

It is important to ensure that the outdoor rug you are placing is of good quality and wont be torn or worn off in no time. A good way to ensure its durability is by virtue of regular cleaning and maintenance. Also, regular vacuuming is recommended by professional interior designers and rug specialists to ensure the longevity of these beautiful outdoor rugs and carpets.

Inexpensive rug:

Now, if you are placing an outdoor rug, it is wise enough to not invest in a rug that costs a fortune. It is advised that an outdoor rug should be water, mold and mild-dew resistant. Why burn a hole in your pocket and spend a bomb on an expensive rug, when there could be chances of the same getting ruined when placed outdoors due to bad weather. Also, try to avoid placing the rugs in direct sunlight since the colors or vegetable dyes of the carpet might ware off and fade the colors.

Low or no pile:

A durry or Kilim like rug is also suitable for an outdoor area rug. It is easy to maintain and can be cleaned without any hassle. Kilims are flat weave rugs with little or no pile. A durry can either be cotton based or woolen based. A handmade durry is made in various designs like geometrical, floral or abstract design. It is best to place a durry which is ideal according to the overall look of the interior space and home decor.

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Durry

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Kilims

Easily washable:

It is extremely crucial to have an outdoor rug that can easily be washed or given to rug-specialists for its repair, if ruined. A quick tip would be to place a rug pad to avoid any slip on the floor. There are times when a rug could easily get dirty and it could be hard to maintain the same. Hence, it is advisable to place a rug that is easy to maintain and easy to wash at the same time.

                                                Hence, with the aforementioned tips and tricks one can easily pick and choose a rug or handmade durry for an outdoor space keeping the tricks in mind and ensuring not to burn a hole in your pocket. Also, lastly a quick tip to keep in mind is that the rug or durry should preferably be without tassels or fringes since they get dirty easily.

Tips and Guide : 5 Popular Myths and Facts about Rugs and Carpets

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According to a famous adage, “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.” But Yak Carpet is of the opinion that, “Beauty lies in the hands and eyes of the weavers.” Weaving a good quality rug is certainly not like buying vegetables from a grocery store. It is a complicated process and requires thorough knowledge and skilled craftsmanship to make a perfect rug. With the influx of too much information available via different sources, a lot of people have various notions about rugs and carpets. We have listed a few points that shall bust these popular myths about rugs and carpets:

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Weaving Process of a Rug

 

Myth 1: A machine made rug is more durable than a handmade rug

Fact 1: A handmade rug, which is woven by skilled weavers, is much, more durable than a machine made rug.

Myth 2: Buying a silk rug, means I’m getting a pure silk rug.

Fact 2: A silk rug can either mean a pure or artificial type of rug. It is best to perform the “burning test” in order to detect if the rug you are investing is a pure silk or artificial/synthetic rug.

Myth 3: Cleaning of rugs should only be given for washing to dry cleaners?

Fact 3: It is highly recommended to not give your rugs for cleaning to dry cleaners who might use chemicals that are only meant for cleaning of garments and in turn can spoil your precious rug. It is best to give your rugs for cleaning only to rug specialists who are masters in their field for best results.

Knotting Process of a Rug

Knotting Process of a Rug

 

Myth 4: For a modern décor, only a contemporary design rug will be best suited

Fact 4: That’s completely false. In contrast to the popular belief, a traditional design rug would also be best suited for a modern type of décor. Such rugs are inspired by Persian motifs and provide an extremely sophisticated look to the space. Hence, whether the interiors of the space are modern or traditional, a Persian design rug would certainly be best fit for the area.

Myth 5: The value of a good quality rug decreases with time

Fact 5: The fact is just the opposite. If a rug is made with great quality material, be it silk or wool and has great color combinations, unique design pattern etc. it would certainly appreciate with time. As time elapses, a good quality rug ages like fine wine. Moreover, considering how laborious the rug weaving industry is, there is more demand than supply which makes your special rug go up in value.

Hence, as a discerning buyer,  it would be wise to follow this quick guide prior to investing in a good quality handmade rug or carpet.

Enter The Magical World of Handmade Rugs and Carpets

Home Decor

They say a beautiful handmade carpet is perfectly synonymous with an intricately crafted piece of art. The history of making handmade carpets is an ancient technique which has been mastered by expert weavers over a period of time. Each hand-knotted rug is uniquely woven with precision and takes approximately 4-5 months to weave depending upon type, knots, design, quality and other variables.

Handmade Wool Rug

Once a person decides to make that big purchase, he is often lured by marketing gimmicks and can easily be duped by rug dealers. The key is to learn by educating oneself on the art of carpet making and knowing about the technical know-how and the intricacy involved in each rug.

Afghan Rug

A good quality rug usually is of 3 types in terms of design pattern, namely traditional, transitional and contemporary. Each rug differs by thread count and the type of weave. The weave of a rug can be classified as hand knotted, hand-tufted, hand-loomed and machine made. The most superior of them is hand-knotted which on an average easily takes about 4-5 months for a standard sized rug with 2 weavers working on it at the same time. The types of rugs can be stratified into various categories like silk, woolen, afghan, Persian, kilims, modern or contemporary rugs to name a few.

Wool Round Rug

The most superior form of rugs is pure silk that are intricately woven and usually have a curvilinear pattern. Each traditional rug whether its in wool or silk or a combination of both is inspired by Persian motifs. The designs originate from various provinces in Iran and some of the common ones are Hamadan, Kashan, Qum, Bokhara etc. to name a few. On the other hand, contemporary rugs draw inspiration of today’s modern interior décor and strive to complement the rest of the décor with geometrical or subtle patterns.

Wool Rug for Bedroom

A good quality hand woven rug is defined by various characteristics like weave, knots, design, pattern, color combinations etc. Any living space without a rug is like a wall without a painting. An intricately woven rug not only enhances the beauty of a space but also adds extra warmth and comfort to the area. If one invests in a good quality carpet, it can easily be passed on from generations to come altogether. To conclude, Yak Carpet experts highly recommend vacuuming your precious rug on an everyday basis but in the direction of the pile of the rug. If one accidently spills liquid or has pet stains, it is recommended to use a damp cloth to wipe the stains inside out and provide ample sunshine to the rug prior to giving it to a rug cleaning expert.