Natural Dyes Rediscovered

Phase one of the Oriental rug renaissance was the revival of natural dyeing techniques, spearheaded by the DOBAG project and such visionaries as George Jevremov…

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Natural Dyes and Synthetic Dyes in Oriental Rugs

Today natural dyes are an option in new oriental rugs and you will have to decide between natural and synthetic dyes if you buy one. The choice is important…

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Handspun vs. Machine-Spun Wool Pile

The distinction between handspun and machine-spun wool is Oriental rugs is far from academic. Handspun and machine-spun wool have different properties that crucially affect how a rug looks.

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Dyes and Spin: Final Considerations

For all practical purposes, both natural dyes and modern chrome dyes are superb, and so are hand- and machine-spun wool. The choice is aesthetic.

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