Red Afghan carpets that feature elephant feet patterns are timeless. So we’ve stayed true to this rug tradition while incorporating signature MADE x HANDS motifs. A cornucopia of colors are naturally dyed by hand to create this elegant work of art. Three shades of red and two shades of indigo are accented with turmeric, dandelion, cream and slate. We've also contrasted pure mulberry silk with lustrous New Zealand wool to flex the intricate details of the design.
Dyed by hand
Weavers in Bhadohi
Pile is 35% Mulberry silk and 65% New Zealand wool (Grade A). Hand knotted on cotton base threads.
MATERIALS & CARE100% hand-dyed and hand-knotted Mulberry silk and New Zealand wool rug. Eco-friendly professional rug cleaning only, ensure perc (perchloroethylene) solvent is not used.
SHIPPING & RETURNS
Orders are typically dispatched in 5-7 days.Shipping is directly from Bhadohi and rate is calculated at checkout based on weight. For returns and exchanges, please see "Returns Policy" for details.
The art of making hand-knotted carpets, for warmth and decoration, is at least 2,400 years old. Each MADE x HANDS carpet is a carefully crafted work of art. First, silk and wool fibers are cleaned and spun into yarn. Then our natural dye expert submerges the yarns in potent pots of natural pigments. Once the colored yarn is dry, it's transferred to the loom, a wooden frame strung with strands of cotton. These vertical threads of cotton form the warp, which provides the structure for the thousands of silk and wool knots that will be tied one-by-one in a single day. For our larger rugs, just the knotting can take four months or more. A particular patience, and focused fingers, transform yarn into a rug's lush pile your feet will fall in love with.
Natural dyeing is an art. A timeless testament to human harmony with nature. Knowledge of the exact ingredients to create color, and the best mordants and methods to ensure color fastness only comes from extensive experience.
MADE x HANDS only produces handmade, naturally-dyed products with colors derived from plants, vegetables and minerals. Natural dyes ensure our pieces are non-toxic, non-allergenic and biodegradable. Natural dyes are infinitely better for the environment, coming from 100% natural and renewable sources. Unlike synthetic dyes, which taint textiles with harmful carcinogens. Aesthetically, natural dyes create subtle variations in color that can never be copied by chemicals. Our natural dyes are much harder and meaningfully more expensive to make. Worth it.