- Condition: New
- (Exact Size: 2 ft. 11 in. by 7 ft. 10 in.)
- Primary Color: Brown
- Secondary Color(s): Ivory, Beige
- Pattern: Striped
- Design: Soumak
- Style: Tribal
- Weave Type: Hand-Woven
- Material: 100-Percent Wool
- Shape: Rectangular
- Made in: Afghanistan
What are Hand-Woven Rugs?
A Hand-Woven rug can also be called a Kilim, or Flatweave and it uses what is called a "Slit-weave" technique. The Slit-weave technique uses only a warp yarn as the foundation, allowing the weaver to build the rug by interlacing the yarn, as the weft.
To avoid long vertical slits that can make a Hand-Woven rug not durable, most Kilim rugs are created with diagonal or horizontal patterns. This is why it's very common to see octagons, diamonds and triangular shapes in a Flatweave rug.
It is known that Kilim rugs were first used by the Egyptians, dating back to about 1400 B.C.
What makes a Hand-Woven rug so interesting?
1- Most Hand-Woven rugs are reversible.
2- Hand-Woven rugs are built with natural fibers, such as Wool, Cotton, and sometimes Sari-Silk can be added.
3- Hand-Woven Rugs don't shred. (Machine-made rugs use synthetic fibers, that constantly shred. You can search online and read this common review from people who have bought a Machine-made rug.)
Do I need To add Rug-pad?
Yes, a Rug-pad can be critical to your rug's performance and appearance.
Our Rug-pad protects the back of your rug, from grinding against the floors.
Our Rug-pad prevents a rug from slippage, reduces noise and provides extra walking comfort.
Our Rug-pad will not stain your floors, as it is made with natural rubber. Our Rug-pad is custom cut 2 inches short from each side, to fit your rug.