Jewel Rugs – Jewel Embroidery Rugs
Jewel Rugs are the hand-knotted carpets used in flooring and as home decor material. These are the types of rugs having intricate designs that are primarily oriental, floral style in a range of colors, sizes, and quality. Kashmiri Jewel Rugs are handmade, hand-knotted, and are primarily made in pure wool, pure silk and occasionally wool and silk blends. They are available in wide-ranging colors, designs, and sizes.Kashmir rugs are primarily made in Srinagar, Kashmir in
north India although a significant part of the production also comes from rural Kashmir. Kashmir jewel rugs carry a high premium in the world of handmade, hand-knotted rugs.
Kashmir rugs are made in a range of sizes like 1.5’x2′, 2.5’x3″, 5’x3′, 6’x4′, 7’x5′, ‘. Due to the intensive labor involved, larger sizes are made only on a custom-order basis.
Kashmir jewel rugs are renowned to have bright, jewel-like color tones such as sapphire blue, ruby red, emerald green, aquamarine, amethyst, and ivory. Rugs from Kashmir are traditionally made in oriental, floral designs that typically involve the significant and culturally important motifs such as the paisley, chinar tree, (the oriental plane) and tree-of-life. Most of these designs are rooted in the Kashmiri way of living and are a symbolic representation of the age-old Kashmir tradition of hospitality, warmth and genuine love.
It is often said in Kashmir folklore that a home is incomplete without a soul – a Kashmir rug, which is told to “bring the entire house together” into a unified whole.
Rugs are used for a variety of purposes, including insulating a person’s feet from a cold tile or concrete floor, making a room more comfortable as a place to sit on the floor (e.g., when playing with children or as a prayer rug), reducing sound from walking (particularly in apartment buildings) and adding decoration or colour to a room. Rugs can be made in any color by using differently dyed fibers. Rugs can have many different types of patterns and motifs used to decorate the surface. In the 2000s, carpets are used in industrial and commercial establishments such as retail stores and hotels and in private homes. In the 2010s, a huge range of carpets and rugs are available at many prices and quality levels, ranging from inexpensive, synthetic carpets that are mass-produced in factories and used in commercial buildings to costly hand-knotted wool rugs which are used in private homes of wealthy families.