Rug of the week…

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 by
Modern carpet

Todays rug of the week is not one of ours. We offer cleaning and repair as a service and this little gem came into our shop for a little spritzing. She is absolutely lovely. A modern rug, from Afghanistan, woven in “Chobe” wool, beautiful, bright and shiny vegetable dyes, with  funky repeating patterns across three

Vintage overdye

We get requests pretty much daily for “vintage reloaded” or overdyed carpets. We have taken a decision not to keep them. “Why?” you may ask. For 2 reasons.

Firstly, they are utterly impractical for the floor and have a very, very short lifespan. Within 5 years they will have degraded to the point of falling apart. The process they use to strip the pile is very, very damaging. The rug is shaved and scrubbed, exposing the foundation of the carpet – its warp and weft, which means you are walking directly on the fragile foundation of the carpet with no cushioning to protect it from the friction of wear. Then it is bleached, using an “acid wash”, which will further weaken the warp and weft. Then it is overdyed, which is a process that they cant properly “fix” so the colour will never be properly set – it may stain floors beneath it, especiually if it gets wet. Also, there is no way to properly wash them – spot washing will cause dye in the spot to lift and it cant be fully wet washed or the dye will wash away. We don’t want customers to feel cheated when these – very expensive – carpets fall apart. We have prided ourselves on quality and good service and if we sold a rug that fell apart in a few years and couldn’t be properly washed without losing all its colour, we know our customers would lose faith in us, and our reputation, built up over 27 years – is too important for us to risk by selling these low quality rugs, and especially as they are so expensive.

Shawl

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
Modern Afghan carpet

These are totally new designs coming out of the Afghan/ Pakistani Chobe workshops. Modern, fun, funky and fresh, they will really catch the eye. There are a whole range of these kinds of moderns at Millars.

Sumak

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
Azerbaijan Silk Sumak, Kelim

This gorgeous old kelim in excellent condition is a perfect example of a fine Persian Azerbaijan sumak in an mix of wool and silk on a cotton base.

Kordi Kelim

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
Kordi rug

Woven by the Kurds in southern Iran these tribal Kelims are beautiful and highly sought after. Usually long and narrow with stripes and some embroidery.

Modern Indian kelim

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
Stripe modern Indian kelim

Modern striped kelim in gorgeous rusts and neutrals.

Modern Indian rug

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
Modern rug carpet

Beautiful modern carpets, woven in Jaipur, India, these rugs are designed around the western palette. soft colours, gently, organic designs and a hint of old worlde charm. They add elegance and sophistication to any room. We only work with Indian companies that do not use child labour. Carpet, rug, wool

MUGHAL KELIM

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
Afghan Mughal Kelim

These funky new kelims are being woven with vegetable dyes in the style of traditional Aghan kelims but with a funky, fresh twist, modern designs and a whole new palette of colours.

MUGHAL

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
Afghan Mughal Kelim

These funky new kelims are being woven with vegetable dyes in the style of traditional Aghan kelims but with a funky, fresh twist, modern designs and a whole new palette of colours.

MUGHAL KELIM

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
Modern Mughal Afghan Kelim

These funky new kelims are being woven with vegetable dyes in the style of traditional Aghan kelims but with a funky, fresh twist, modern designs and a whole new palette of colours.

Shawl

Monday, 15 December 2014 by
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These are totally new designs coming out of the Afghan/ Pakistani Chobe workshops. Modern, fun, funky and fresh, they will really catch the eye. There are a whole range of these kinds of moderns at Millars.

Afghan Mod, Grey

Monday, 08 December 2014 by
Gray Afghan, undyed wool, Gul, Elephants foot

Woven from undyed, unbleached wool graded by natural colour, these Afghans are the traditional elepants foot gul design but with a twist – instead of the usual red, woven in stunning grey…

Modern “Shawl”

Monday, 08 December 2014 by
totally new designs

These are totally new designs coming out of the Afghan/ Pakistani Chobe workshops. Modern, fun, funky and fresh, they will really catch the eye. There are a whole range of these kinds of moderns at Millars.

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Mod Wool & Silk Indian

Monday, 08 December 2014 by
Indian Modern, carpet, wool, silk.

Beautiful modern carpets, woven in Jaipur, India, these rugs are designed around the western palette. soft colours, gently, organic designs and a hint of old worlde charm. They add elegance and sophistication to any room. We only work with Indian companies that do not use child labour.

Part Silk Modern Indian Carpet

Monday, 08 December 2014 by
Indian Modern, carpet, wool, silk.

Beautiful modern carpets, woven in Jaipur, India, these rugs are designed around the western palette. soft colours, gently, organic designs and a hint of old worlde charm. They add elegance and sophistication to any room. We only work with Indian companies that do not use child labour.

Vestiges Modern

Monday, 08 December 2014 by
Faded, Indian, Modern, carpet, rug

Beautiful modern carpets, woven in Jaipur, India, these rugs are designed around the western palette. soft colours, gently, organic designs and a hint of old worlde charm. They add elegance and sophistication to any room. We only work with Indian companies that do not use child labour.

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