When we talk of ‘’Modern’’ in this context, we refer to the appearance not the construction process. There is no difference in the actual making process of a Modern rug to that of a Traditional rug.
The wool from flocks of sheep local to the weaver’s homes and workshops is hand-spun and then traditionally dip dyed before the weaver hand-knots and hand-weaves the rug. This sustainable craft has not changed over the years.
The main difference between a hand-made Modern rug and a hand-made Traditional rug are the patterns and colour combinations. This centuries-old art of rug making has not changed in order to create equally beautiful modern rugs with just the same expertise and quality as traditional rugs.
Our Afghan Modern rugs are made from natural fibres – Wool pile on a wool or cotton warp. However, in Modern Sultan rugs there is a mixture of Wool yarns and Bamboo Silk used.
Modern Rugs are as varied as the imagination but still have the signature of originating from an oriental hand-made background.
They clearly draw on research gained from traditional patterns or Guls and weaving and finishing techniques, as well as moving into far more fluid, sometimes more subtle and sometimes more obvious twists on traditional motifs.
Whereas Traditional rugs tend to have borders or multiple bands of borders with the central area displaying the motifs (Guls) or floral patterns and as expected are often darker and with perhaps more conservative colour combinations. Modern rugs in contrast, generally do not have a border and the colour combinations and patterns clearly break away from what is expected of a Traditional rug.
A Modern rug can enhance your lounge, study, bedroom, corridors and hallways, even a bathroom. Modern and Contemporary rugs bring a completely different look and atmosphere to the home setting, whether it be a modern space or a classic setting. They also work well as wall art rather than a painting, with some rugs used on furnishings rather than the floor.
If you give yourself the gift of one of our rugs you will find yourself forever looking at it in much the same way as a loved painting or other artefact.
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