Key facts

Product:
Argali 171
Family:
Argali
Manufacturer:
Kvadrat >
Designer:
Hella Jongerius >
Order number:
20036
Architonic ID:
1449661
Country:
Denmark
Launched:
2015
Manufacturer groups :
Carpets/Rugs-Rugs >
Groups:
Carpets/Rugs-Rugs >

Product description

Production method:
Hand woven

Material:
98% new wool, 2% silk

Height:
6 mm (¼")

Weight:
2100 gr/m² (6.9 oz/sq ft)

Standard sizes without fringes:
180 cm × 240 cm (70 ¾" × 94 ½")
200 cm × 300 cm (78 ¾" × 118")
300 cm × 400 cm (118" × 157 ½")

Size variation:
+/- 4%

Classification:
22, Residential-Medium
Suitable for most moderate traffic, domestic applications with exceptions of stairway and corridor applications or for use with castors

Product variants

Concept

In a palette of six colours typical of Nepalese yarns, this high-quality kilim rug has been hand woven from special Tibetan wool from Argali – a wild sheep breed that resides in the Himalayan mountains.

The yarns themselves have been handspun by local weavers, and their naturally faded colours and irregular character lend each rug a truly individual appeal.

Each rug incorporates several design details, including a hand-embroidered area with silk yarn – a reference to an old tradition of repairing the rugs. The fringes are braided, a practice that also refers to an old custom in Nepal – this for its decorative appeal.

‘This is a contemporary take on the kilim rug,’ says Hella Jongerius of her inspiration. ‘It retains the high quality of traditional construction and includes crispy, fresh details.’ Colourful silk yarns lend the rug a light and modern character.