Turmeric Sari Silk Flatweave

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Rug Description

A bright flatweave handwoven with recycled silk.

Rug Type:
  • Flatweave Rugs

    Reversible rugs without pile, also known as kilims, made by hand-weaving horizontal weft yarns through vertical warp yarns

  • New

    Recently woven and never used in a home

Main Color:
  • Yellow

Rug Details

  • 100% recycled sari silk on a cotton foundation
  • Flatweave: approximately .2” thick (6mm)
  • We recommend you pair this piece with a rug pad for comfort and longevity
  • Color palette: canary yellow, golden yellow, goldenrod yellow
  • Slight variations in size due to handmade nature

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. For these rugs, silk saris are taken apart thread by thread before artisans sort them by color, and spin them into a yarn of hundreds of shades, giving it a depth and range of hues that can’t be achieved through dyeing.

The Design

Though this rug is seemingly a solid color, it’s actually striated with many shifting tones of turmeric yellow.

The Material

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 can’t be recreated by dyeing. In this piece, recycled sari silk is added to a cotton foundation for durability.

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.

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