Kuchipudi

Only one made

Kuchipudi

Rug Description

Proudly hand-knotted in 2020 by skilled artisans using time-honored techniques in Agra, India

Dimensions: 9'10" x 13'9" (302cm x 421cm)

Rug Type:
  • Sari Silk Rugs
Age:
  • New

    Recently woven and never used in a home

Main Color:
  • Beige, Cream
Color Palette:
  • Dove Gray

    A pale gray with a hint of blue

  • Midnight Blue

    A deep blue, almost black

  • Magenta

    A neon blue-pink, also known as hot pink

  • Bubblegum Pink

    A medium true pink

Rug Details

  • Handwoven in small batches
  • 35% recycled sari silk & 65% wool on a cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 9'10" x 13'9" (302cm x 421cm)
  • Hand-knotted low pile (approximately 1/3” thick)
  • Color palette: dove gray, midnight blue, magenta, bubblegum pink
  • Natural inconsistencies and slight variations in size are inherent to all handwoven rugs

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

A soft grey ground is covered in repeating black, occasionally punctuated with unexpected bright pink centers.

Motifs
  • Diagonal lines weave and intersect, forming a grid-like pattern
  • Features a one-of-kind and subtly distressed look from gentle wear over time
Region of Origin

Agra, once the capital of the Mughal Empire, began its prominent weaving tradition in the 16th century, when Emperor Akbar established weaving workshops for the decoration of his newly commissioned palace.

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.

How to Style This Rug

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

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