Vintage overdyed carpets are a very popular form of oriental carpet, which, with its strong colours and worn shine, becomes a natural central point in the home decor.
By far the majority of the carpets are originally Isparta carpets from the city of Isparta in the south-west of Turkey, also known as the region with many lakes. Because the warp and the weft are cotton (the knots are wool), Isparta carpets are the ones most suitable to use for the manufacture of a vintage overdyed carpet. After the carpet has been looked after, cleaned, repaired and strengthened, the cotton hairs are shortened down to bring out the white shimmer, the aged appearance of the carpet. The carpets are dyed and then washed in batches to obtain the best result. Only nature-friendly plant dyes, compatible with the textiles, are used. The carpets are made in strong colours, as well as subdued versions. Under the beautiful colours, the classic Turkish patterns emerge, but the flower pattern for which the Isparta carpets are famous is also common.
|Also known as: Reloaded|
|Manufacturing: Knotted by hand|
|Size: 232x169 cm|
|Thickness approx: 6 mm|
|Age: Old 20-50 år|
|Knot density: approx 40 000 knots per m²|