Kara (7 x 10)Passerine
DIMENSIONS: 7'4" x 10'2"
ORIGIN: 1970s Tabriz
RUG COLORS: Cream, dusty pink, black etching, flecks of brown
DESCRIPTION: The Kara is a 1970s authentic tabriz which has been overdyed with an acid wash. This process removes the majority of its original dye colors. The intricacy of the rug's original knotted designs remain, but in a neutral palette. This particular example includes remnants of a soft blush tone, faintly dotted throughout the rug's field.
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.