DIMENSIONS: 9'5" x 12'9"
ORIGIN: 1970s Acid-Washed Tabriz
RUG COLORS: Taupe, beige, white, with delicate details etched in a soft grey
PILE HEIGHT: Shaved pile
MATERIAL: Wool on cotton
DESCRIPTION: In another beautiful example of the acid-washed tabriz application, this rug has been treated with an acid wash and a light whitewash overdye. The effect of such treatment is that the majority of the rug's original colors have been lifted from its pile, leaving only a faint echo of its original sweeping vine designs across its field and a neutral area rug that ground a room in any 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.