The idea of a 'tree of life' and its meaning has existed for centuries, and is represented by a tree of many branches which stands as a metaphor for how all life on earth is connected. Traditionally hand-knotted in "Ghiordes Knots" (double knots), the tree of life varies throughout different cultures and religions, and its sacred properties are something that we can all agree on.
Here's a gloriously detailed rug hand-knotted to perfection, with the weaver's mastery level clearly evident in the intricate finish.
Construction: Cut Pile
Material: New Zealand Wool Pile on cotton base
Size: 218 x 142cm
Surface Thickness: 6mm
Genre: City (Supreme)
How to care for your rug:
Vacuum regularly to prevent dirt from the surface
If spills occur, do not rub or spread the stain. Simply blot the affected area with a dry cloth or a tissue to absorb the stain and work towards the stain.
Use warm water diluted in clear white vinegar to manage the dyes
It's recommended that you rotate the rug (not too often) to equalize the surface wear
If heavy furniture is placed over the rug, use a protector to avoid damaging the surface of the rug.
If your carpet is of hand-knotted wool, do not worry about furniture indents, simple vacuuming against the pile will prop up the surface once again.
Professional cleaning: Every year, depending on the usage of the rug
Surface shedding: Non natural materials will not shed. Hand Knotted rugs do not shed.