Raina (9 x 10)District Rug Shoppe
DIMENSIONS: 9'2" x 10'6"
ORIGIN: 1970s Tabriz
RUG COLORS: cream, almond brown, light blue, and some flecks of maroon
DESCRIPTION: This rug is a 1970s authentic tabriz is in a near-square shape, a rare feature in vintage rugs. This rug has been over-dyed with an acid wash. This process removes the majority of its original dye colors, in this case stripping warm tones to leave cream, light blue, and flecks of red throughout its ornate all-over field. The intricacy of the rug's original knotted designs remain, but in a neutral palette.
Acid washed tabrizes are excellent candidates for high-traffic zones and families with kids, as they are virtually indestructible. Their shaved pile limits risk of stains, and offers an affordable, one-of-a-kind alternative to other neutral rugs often favored by designers (e.g. jute, sisal). Pattern, color variation, and signs of wear with vintage items is normal.
Note: Many acid-washed rugs sold from overseas vendors are in fact new construction rugs manufactured in China, India, or Pakistan that are then treated to look like authentic tabriz rugs. Beware of these knock-offs, as they do not offer the strength and durability of a classic high-density tabriz construction. The acid wash process can destroy rug foundations in rugs with looser weaves, and may result in a rug that deteriorates in a matter of months or years.
PILE: Shaved pile. We recommend rug pads with all Passerine rugs.