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Leopardess - Modern Hand-Knotted Cream and Gray Wool Carpet

$10,280

About

Measuring 5’11” x 8’11”, this Orley Shabahang carpet possesses a hand-knotted wool pile and a cotton warp and weft foundation. Upon a plush, so the design showcases a large squatting leopard with a simplistic and repetitive border. To create this one-of-a-kind piece, master weavers implement the exclusive Orley Shabahang Cheshmeh weave. The Cheshmeh weave, inspired by traditional Persian weaving techniques, requires the pile to be hand-knotted onto the warp and weft foundation. The weaving process begins with the collection of wool, specifically from the Persian fat-tailed sheep. This wool possesses a high lanolin content, which acts as the wool's natural stain protection. Once shorn, weavers then hand-spin the wool, combining the wool fibers into long threads of yarn. Hand-spinning wool increases the overall strength of the yarn while also reincorporating the natural lanolin of the fibers back into the wool. After the spinning, dye masters utilize traditional, organic dye recipes to alter the wool's color. Praised for bright and fade-resistant hues, weavers prefer organic dyes over the synthetic dyes used in mass-produced carpets. Once dyed, weavers wash the excess dyes from the yarn through natural river water and dry the wool in the sun to set the patina in the wool. Orley Shabahang continues to commit to crafting carpets that are not only the fine art pieces of today but will become the antiques of tomorrow. In this design, a large squatting leopard sits on a cream-white background, surrounded by a simplistic and repetitive border. Titled Leopardess, the leopard motif utilizes century-old Persian folk art motifs to build the face, torso, and legs. Though the leopard has simplistic detailing, the overall design reads contemporary and relaxed. Incredible attention to detail is needed to complete the intricate detailing used for the Leopardess’s shadow, paws, and within her whiskers. Outwards, the leopard motif becomes surrounded by interconnected bird, flower, and branch motifs that act as the border. Due to the all-natural cream wool background, the light gray linear detailing has fabulous contrast throughout the design. And because this piece measures just under 6' x 9', this carpet would make an ideal fit within a child's bedroom, a living room, or wherever a small to the medium-sized rug is needed.

Details

  • Creator
    Orley Shabahang (Maker, Weaver),Bahram Shabahang (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Width: 71 in. (180.34 cm)Length: 107 in. (271.78 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Wool,Hand-Knotted,Hand-Woven,Vegetable Dyed
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2016
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(One of a Kind)
  • Estimated Production Time
    Available Now
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: F757-5141 - A16F33791stDibs: LU944225539442

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Milwaukee, WI
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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