Incorporating wool serves a dual purpose for the rug: not only does it enhance durability, but it also imparts attributes like repelling dirt and offering efficient thermal insulation. With a contemporary design characterized by a distinctive graphic tone, the rug introduces a designer's perspective that is poised to elevate its surroundings through visual allure and refined sophistication. Its opulent texture and timeless design make it an optimal choice for enriching any space it occupies.
The Story Behind the Craft: The tradition of hand-knotted rugs in Pakistan has a rich history, dating back to the 11th century during the rule of the Mughal dynasty. This industry, ranked as the country's second-largest cottage and small-scale sector, showcases the artisans' prowess in creating a diverse array of rug styles adorned with familiar motifs like guls, medallions, paisleys (botehs), intricate traceries, and geometric patterns, arranged in various imaginative compositions. Utilizing techniques like "stone washes" to soften and fade colors, the Peshawarr style is distinguished by its finely sheered pile, bold printed designs, and notably, the presence of antique ivory and occasional golden shades.