Modern tartan-inspired rug. Choice of finishes : tufted and sculpted loops. New to the collection, this
rug has 8 cm fringing on all sides for a particularly original look.
100% wool, hand tufted.
Tartan is a woollen fabric with a colourful squared motif typical amongst Celtic peoples. It is formed
from a pattern of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical lines in a range of colours. Tartans were originally
seen only on fabric, but are now used on many other materials. Scottish Kilts are thus almost always
made in a tartan-patterned fabric.
A tartan is composed of alternating bands of mass-dyed threads in both the warp and the weft. The
weft is woven as a simple serge fabric whilst the warp, with two threads passing above and beneath it and
adding one thread with each passage. The pattern is composed of alternate bands of coloured woollen
thread, woven at an angle. This forms diagonal hatching at each crossing point and creates new colours
by mixing the original two shades. The resulting blocks of colour are repeated vertically and horizontally
to create a distinctive pattern of lines and squares, the sett.
In Scotland, tartans have been associated with the various clans since the 19th century.