Talcott (8 x 10)District Rug Shoppe
DIMENSIONS: 8'2" x 10'8"
ORIGIN: 1980s Tabriz
RUG COLORS: White, taupe, cool grey, specks of bright teal for some zip!
DESCRIPTION: The Talcott is an 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 tabriz is particularly fun, because its medallion pattern is fashioned after the more geometric medallions traditionally found in bold, village-style heriz rugs rather than the round and ornate patterns of a typical tabriz. This reflects the ongoing interplay between city and village rug making traditions in northwestern Iran.
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 District Rug Shoppe Rugs.