This stunning handspun, handwoven piece is a classic example of a rug, that is woven with tremendous freedom of expression. The scorpion motifs in this rug represent protection from evil forces while the Christmas tree inspired by western influence represents symbol of eternal life. The scorpio in the mystical White Rann of Kutch( white sand desert) is non-poisonous. As per folklore, a scorpio on the rug signifies protection from evil forces and living harmoniously with nature.
This rug was made with undyed sheep wool to highlight the motifs and is a playful composition that can be interpreted as a representation to filling your home with happiness and positivity.
"Sustainability is not about reinventing the wheel, it is allowing communities and cultures rooted in sustainability to take the lead." Truer words were never said and our Native Sheep wool Rugs by our artisan partner Resham Dor is an epitome of such an initiative. This rug is woven using the Kharad weaving technique. Currently practised by only 2 families, its a diminishing craft. In its warp and weft lies the ancestory of an intricate technique, practised by over 9 generations of the artisan families! Suffice to say, Kharad is a treasure that is an heirloom, that comes from the bloodlines of the nomad, that carry a narrative of ethos-to-ethos cradle production. Resham Dor's goal is to create enough demand to provide sustainable livelihood for artisans and encourage younger generation to take this as a profession.