Gerardette

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Gerardette Hand-knotted Rug

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Rug Description

Abstract rug of recycled sari silk, hand-knotted in 2021 by skilled artisans in Agra, India

Dimensions: 7'6" x 9'10" (230 cm x 300 cm)

Natural inconsistencies are inherent in these unique, handcrafted rugs

Rug Type:
  • Hand-knotted Rugs

    Sturdy pile rugs meticulously woven by hand, with individually hand-tied knots, so no two are exactly alike

Age:
  • New

    Recently woven and never used in a home

Main Color:
  • Blue
Color Palette:
  • Powder Blue

    A pale pastel blue

  • Slate Gray

    A medium blue-gray

  • Fiery Orange

    A bright orange, slightly reddish

  • Faded Raspberry

    A light red-purple

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind new rug - only one in stock!
  • Recycled sari silk & wool on a cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 7'6" x 9'10" (230 cm x 300 cm)
  • Fringe: measures 0.4" (1 cm)
  • Medium pile: approximately 0.5" (1.2 cm)
  • Color palette: powder blue, slate gray, fiery orange, faded raspberry

Curator's Notes

The Collection

Handwoven with silk thread from thousands of recycled saris, those staples of Indian culture which date back to 2800 BCE. In this collection, silk saris are taken apart thread by thread. Artisans sort the threads by color, and spin them into a yarn of hundreds of shades, giving it an incredible depth and range of hue.

The Motifs
  • A central medallion anchors the motif to a center focal point from which the design blooms out and is balanced by complementary design elements
  • A crosshatched fade from gentle wear over time produces a soft, distressed look, muting the original color palette
  • An absolute classic, diamond-based designs create a beautiful and dynamic field of geometric shapes
  • Abrash adds visual depth and texture in its variation in color and tone
The Supplier

Our partner, based in Agra, is a second-generation rug-maker whose father started the business in the late 1970's when the area experienced a weaving renaissance. Known for their high quality and the uniqueness of their product, they make it a point not to research the online presence of their customers or other rug-makers, to avoid tunnel vision, and to expand the possibilities of innovation.

The Materials

Sari silk yarn is made by removing individual threads from recycled silk saris, then sorting these threads by color group - so a pile of red yarn might have hundreds of different shades of red, which, when spun together, gives a beautiful depth of tone which cannot be recreated by dyeing. In this piece, recycled sari silk is combined with wool for softness and texture, and added to a cotton foundation for durability.

How to Style This Rug

Extra-large rugs bigger than 7’ x 10’ help define larger spaces.

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