I don’t know if it’s the Royal Wedding factor but the Queen and her entourage do seem to be back in fashion following some rather dodgy years in the wilderness. This is being translated not just into celebrations and bank hoildays but also into interiors with cushions, artwork, fabrice etc having a regal theme. When we spotted these absolutely stunning stamp rugs we just knew they would be extremely popular. That popularity had definitely been enhanced with Alan Carr’s programme Chatty Man having one of the 1p rugs adorning the studio floor.
Each Stamp Rug is hand knotted by highly skilled weavers in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, giving you a unique piece of art. The rugs are woven onto cotton warps and wefts and are made from 100% New Zealand wool. Initially the looms have to be specially made for each different size rug. The high quality wool is then spun and dyed using aniline colours, which produce depth and clarity in the finished product. Finally, the weavers dexterously hand knot each unique rug from prepared graph paper images. The culmination of the weavers’ experience combined with the highest quality materials creates the perfect hand made rug.
Used as a conventional rug or hung on a wall for an alternative look, the Queen’s Head Stamp Rug is the ultimate majestic design statement. The scalloped edge design reflects the postage stamp and the hand woven work produces a 3D effect.