XL Handmade Black and TriColour Wool Rug

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XL Handmade Black and TriColour Wool Rug

750.00

Extra large handmade wool rug in black, green, red and blue stripes. The yarn sourced traditionally and hand-dyed organically. Imported from Greece and more specifically from the mountainous Taksiyarhi village which was famous for its handmade rug production on looms. The tradition is that young girls have to start prepare their dowry for when the time comes to get married. As a result they produce a huge amount of textile products with the help of their mothers and grandmothers. When the time comes to get married they have to display all their dowry to their village and take it to the groom's house accompanied by music. The dowery law in Greece ended in 1982 but the tradition continues until today.

CREATOR: Uknown

PLACE OF ORIGIN: Greece

DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1960

PERIOD: 1960-1969

MATERIALS & TECHNIQUES: Fabric, Cotton, Wool. The stitch in the middle indicates the width of the loom, at the end they would stitch the two/three pieces in order to make it wider.

CONDITION: Very good

WEAR: Some signs of wear, but overall great condition.

LENGHT: 280cm | 110in

WIDTH: 186cm | 73.2in

 

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