In the contemporary classic collection Ikat Dragon we fragment, recompose, rip and rematch ancient Tibetan dragon motives. Besides this, we add Tibetan earth and sky elements in the background of the contemporary rug design. The dragon patterns are emphasized by Ikat, a traditional Uzbek weaving technique that uses a process referred to as resist dyeing. The rugs are produced in Jaipur, Rajasthan in fine hand-knotted Persian rug weave in 11/11 knot quality in silk and wool.
To play with the idea of a patina we oxidize most of the wool in the washing process, a high and low effect shows up and creates a stunning texture by showing warp and weft on some limited fields. All designs of our contemporary rug art collection are customizable on request. Custom and bespoke rugs are the trademarks of RUG STAR, contact us with your ideas after reviewing the collection. We would love to create your one of a kind rug for your interior.
After finishing the weaving and washing process, we embroider colorful highlights in neon-bright silk on the low pile fields, the same color we use for silk fringes. Ikat is a stunning collection to cross over old and new or patina and perfection in the interior.
My passion for hand-knotted rugs took off when I began collecting old Tibetan rugs. Eventually, this fad led to the establishment of my first production facility in Nepal, a step that was followed by the subsequent employment of Tibetans living in exile. Several years later, the opportunity arose to expand my acquired expertise and I started working with Persian rugs. My first design consisted of Tibetan dragon fragments.
Those patterns were emphasized by Ikat, a traditional Uzbek weaving technique that uses a process referred to as resist dyeing – for it was a union of Persians and Uzbek people that, 500 years ago, introduced the art of making Persian rugs to Rajasthan in India, the place where these days RUG STAR’s Persian rugs are made.