The history of wool and silk woven together as rugs and carpets dates back centuries. Historic examples of rugs that include both wool and silk include Persian "city" rugs and Mughal India "three pass" wool rugs where every third weft is silk. Wool and silk rugs are the best of two worlds. Relative to the tensile qualities of wool, silk is stronger yet floppy, while wool is durable with an upright pile but without the luminosity of silk. The "floppiness" of silk is why pure silk rugs are traditionally cut with a very short pile. Fine silk creates a clearer pattern which is why in a combination fiber rug, wool is often the field or background while silk creates the pattern. Silk can also be used to highlight areas of a wool design which increases the affordability of this luxury process. Silk soaks up dye which gives it a richness unmatched by wool. Wool is warm both in tactile qualities and visual look while silk is elegant in both regards. Together they create a dimensionality that is unsurpassed because silk stands out while wool creates a "frame" for the silk pattern. These contrasting qualities of two natural fibers work in harmony when woven to create a truly outstanding category of rug no more difficult to maintain than an all-wool rug.
Wool and Silk
Arsenic Gray, Hand Knotted, Broken and Erased Circles Design, Wool and Silk, Hi-Lo Pile, Oriental Rug
SKU : 435600
Exact Size: 9'3" x 12'0"
Metal Black, Hand Knotted, Wool and Silk, Modern Abstract Tie Dye Design, Oriental Rug
SKU : 435595
Exact Size: 9'2" x 12'0"
Goose Gray, THE CANE Design, Pure Silk with Textured Wool, Hand Knotted, Oriental Rug
SKU : 435585
Exact Size: 8'9" x 12'2"
Little Princess Purple, COLORFUL ERASED ROSSETS, Sari Silk with Textured Wool, Hand Knotted, Oriental Rug
SKU : 435580
Exact Size: 9'0" x 12'0"
Cloud Gray, Wool and Silk, Transitional Salt and Pepper Design, Hand Knotted, Oriental Rug
SKU : 435575
Exact Size: 9'1" x 12'2"
Agreeable Gray, Abstract Dripping Design, Wool and Pure Silk, Hand Knotted, Oriental Rug
SKU : 435570
Exact Size: 8'10" x 12'3"
Bistre Brown, THE BLUE SUNBURST, Silk with Textured Wool, Hand Knotted, Oriental Rug
SKU : 435565
Exact Size: 8'1" x 11'7"
Silver Gray, Abstract Design, Wool and Silk, Hand Knotted, Oriental Rug
SKU : 435555
Exact Size: 10'1" x 13'10"
Steel Blue, Hand Knotted, Abstract Galaxy Design, Wool and Silk, Hi And Low Pile, Oriental Rug
SKU : 435550
Exact Size: 9'10" x 13'10"
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