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Contemporary rugs

CONTEMPORARY RUGS

TAMARIAN – Hand made

A Tamarian rug is a true work of art. Every step of production is completed with the care and touch of the human hand. Many of the techniques and tools have remained unchanged for centuries. Only the finest native Tibetan wool is used in our rugs.

Tibetan highland sheep freely roam the Tibetan plateau at elevations over 10,000 feet. Because the sheep roam freely in the wild, the wool they produce is strong and very high in lanolin content, which makes Tibetan wool one of the finest natural fibers in the world.

To ensure color consistency, all wool is dyed onsite using the age-old pot dyeing technique. Our dye masters submerge, simmer and spin the wool with the highest quality dyes to reach the optimal color saturation.

Every rug is woven by hand using the Tibetan Loop Senneh knot, by which each knot is tied around two warp threads and then looped around a metal rod. When an entire row of knots is completed, they are cut from the rod which then exposes a pile.

Once cut from the loom, the rug is trimmed and sheared meticulously by hand. The trimming gives each motif its definition and detail while the shearing levels the surface of the rug to the desired consistency. Wash-water is used from our own water purification plant. The rugs are washed with plain water; no heavy detergents or chemicals are used.

Arch 103 TK Stormcloud

Brahm TK Ivory Grey

Brushed Prismatic

Chroma PW Freeze

Coursa TK Jade

Crated News Print

Decked PW James

Dwarika PW Red Earth

Ebbnflo NW Freshwater

Fluctuation Jordan

Geode Natural Storm

Inception TK Indigo

Irezumi PW Blue Mantis

Kalangki TK Viorel

Khaten TK Monsoon

Maharaja TK Blue

Manhattan

Maracca Blue Brush

Marcel White

Oracle Zenith

Reuyl Blue Serenade

Rhein TK Grey Orange

Scrub Tundra

String Theory TK150 Gray Charcoal

Turkat TK Tan Charcoal

Union Bluetral

Versailles Seabreeze

Vivant Blue

Wateresque Natural Storm

Wrought Iron TK Glaucous

Zoe TK Haze

Zoon Fieldstone

SAMAD – Hand made

Every rug tells a story. Touched by thousands of hands, the ancient art of rug making is a remarkable achievement practiced by many, yet understood by a precious few.  More than a floor covering, every hand knotted rug is a true testament to the imagination and uniqueness of the human spirit.

Before weaving begins a design rendering called a “nakshar” is created, usually drawn freehand on graph paper, with each square representing a single knot. The raw wool is cleaned, detangled and hand-carded into fibers that are prepared for spinning. The carded fibers are spun using a spinning wheel to make threads of yarn that are ready to be dyed.

The spun bundles of yarn are submerged into a brewing pot of chrome or natural dyes until they obtain the intended shade of color. The yarn is hand knotted on a loom by skilled weavers, bringing the design to life. This intricate art can be traced back almost three thousand years and requires a great deal of precision and patience to master. The newly woven rug is soaked with soap and water and scrapped with wooden paddles to remove any dust, dirt and debris. The vigorous washing process provides luminosity to the rug.

The washed rug is laid out to dry in the sun, a process that can take several days. The sunlight provides brilliance and luster to the woven creation. The rug is put on a stretching frame in the sun to counteract the shrinkage that occurs during washing. Uneven pile is sheared down to the desired pile height. This process will determine the overall finished look of the rug. Finally the rug is finished by hand. Many wool and silk rugs are hand-carved to enhance the design and add texture.

Affinity Friendship Beige Blue

Affinity Friendship Blue Greys

Amour Reserve Dalliance Maize

Amour Delight Natural Wheat

Artist Impulse Beige Ice

Avant Garde Reserve Trailblazer Red

Elements Ipanema Ocean

Leonardo Roma Creamy

Malibu Zuma Almond

Mayfair Jermyn St Multi

Mod Happening Silver Multi

Modern Tibet 1 Lunar Ivory

Modern Tibet 2 Lanoche Silver

Modern Tibet 3 Starburst Wine

Modern Tibet 3 Catadage Topaz

Mystique Charisma Saffron Smoke

Mystique Spirit Grey Blue

Nordic Astrid Natural Ivory

Avant Garde Reserve Bohemian Sky Blue

Leonardo Napoli Blues

Mayfair Molton Blue

Modern Tibet 2 Cork Silver

Mystique Sublime Stone Blue

Mystique Sublime Rapture Wisteria

Shangri-la Heaven Greige Blues

Shangri-la Kingdom Bark Sand

Shibori Oga Ivory Grey

Shibori Kyoto Navy

Shibori Reserve Nara Sand Multi

Shibori Reserve Nara Ivory Blue

Vaheed Taheri Glory Quartz

Vaheed Taheri Sparks Cool Grey

Vaheed Taheri Channel Med Grey

Vaheed Taheri Pavement Ivory

Avant Garde Hip Midnight

Modern Tibet 4 Woodlands Silvery

TEXTILE TRADING GROUP – Hand made

The TTG collection of rugs offers contemporary styles for virtually every taste. These rugs are hand-knotted in India using different blends of fibers such as wool, bamboo silk, cotton, viscose and Tencel. From the lively patterns of the “Abstracts” collection to the soft tones of the “Understated” collection, TTG has a multitude of choices that will look great in a city condo, or a countryside estate, as well as a lakefront cottage.

ABSTRACTS – 25% wool/60% bamboo silk/15% cotton

Abstract Sky

Fractured Tan Navy

Mediterranean

Mousakas Peacock

Plume Seafoam

Shades of Grey

BOX – 30% wool/55% viscose/15% cotton

Box Charcoal Blue

Box Silver

Box Slate

Box Titanium

Box White Lily

BOXES II – 85% viscose/15% cotton

Boxes II Ash

Boxes II Cashmere

Boxes II Crystal

Boxes II Fossil

Boxes II Oyster

Boxes II Woodrose

BROKEN STRIPES – 40% wool/45% viscose/15% cotton

Broken Stripes Aqua

Broken Stripes Charcoal

Broken Stripes Golden Tan

Broken Stripes Pewter

Broken Stripes Silver Blue

ELEMENT – 25% wool/60% viscose/15% cotton

Element Almond

Element Magnetic Grey

Element Stone Grey

ELEMENT II – 85% viscose/15% cotton

Element II Chambray

Element II Denim

Element II Grey

Element II Light Alloy

Element II Light Aqua

Element II Light Orchid

HADLEY – 40% wool/40% bamboo silk/20% cotton

Hadley Ivory Bronze

Hadley Ivory Light Gold

Hadley Ivory Platinum

Hadley Silver Iron

Hadley Silver Sand

UNDERSTATED – 80% bamboo silk/20% cotton

Understated Fawn

Understated Powder

Understated Silver

Understated Soft Blue Gold

The rugs shown here are a small sample size of the rugs available from Burritt Bros. Not all of the rugs shown are always in stock, but they can be ordered and are typically available within a few weeks (not including custom orders).

All of the rugs shown here are typically available to order in standard sizes (5×8, 8×10, 9×12). Some rugs available in 10×14 and 12×15 sizes. Custom sizes also available. Please inquire for more details.

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