In a palette of six colours typical of Nepalese yarns, this high-quality kilim rug has been hand woven from special Tibetan wool from Argali – a wild sheep breed that resides in the Himalayan mountains.
The yarns themselves have been handspun by local weavers, and their naturally faded colours and irregular character lend each rug a truly individual appeal.
Each rug incorporates several design details, including a hand-embroidered area with silk yarn – a reference to an old tradition of repairing the rugs. The fringes are braided, a practice that also refers to an old custom in Nepal
Dew is ‘a sober but refined hand tufted rug.’ Made from raw wool, it is finished by hand cutting the piles, lending the surface a lively and uneven character.
A subtle, almost hypnotic shadow play is created on the surface of the otherwise monochrome design. Dew’s name comes from its hazy appearance, and its earthy colour palette that emphasises the high quality New Zealand wool of its construction.