Herat Oriental

Handmade Tufted Wool Runner (India) - 2'6 x 8' (Navy - 2'6 x 8')

Handmade Tufted Wool Runner (India) - 2'6 x 8' (Navy - 2'6 x 8'). This rug is a unique piece of world art that will enhance your living space. This beautiful Indian hand-tufted rug was made with 100% wool pile and vegetable dyes. The knot count per square inch for this rug is 200. The pile height is 0.50 inches . Colors include navy and ivory. Story Behind the Art: This particular rug was created by the local weavers in the Varanasi region of India, in the Bhadohi vhe Art: This particular rug was created by the local weavers in the Varanasi region of India, in the Bhadohi village. All washing, spinning and dyeing of the wool are done by the villagers in this area. The weaving technique is hand-tufted, which is a rug making process where weavers insert yarn into the rug backing with a hand held tufting gun to push and pull the threads through a pre-woven grid foundation. In a tufted rug, the tops of the loops are sheared to expose the ends of the threads for a softer, plusher pile. Regular vacuuming and annual professional cleaning will keep your rug looking new for years to come. Herat Oriental has been providing beautiful, authentic, handmade rugs to Worldstock for over 10 years. Worldstock has given us the opportunity to create jobs for over 2,000 local village weavers, which helps them to greatly support their families. The majority of the weavers are women, who live in the villages of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and India. As we grow with Worldstock, we are able to create more jobs for female weavers who otherwise would not have the opportunity to do so. The community also thrives from rug weaving as the local farmers benefit from wool sales, and the local artisans create natural and vegetable dyes for the weavers to use in their designs. What is Worldstock? The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen. Imported read more