Overdyed Rugs are completely changing the carpet business nowadays. Because the originality and the pattern of the carpet is looking old but the natural looking colors are replaced with the modern colors. The over dyed rugs has got some several process. The first process is the taking out the original color tones , it could be made by sun dying in the fields, the second process is the bleaching in order to shortened the pile of the rugs and the final process is the eco-friendly chemical washing. Then, we have a completely new carpet with trendy looking. The over-dyed rugs has been all over the world right now.
What is an Overdyed Rug?
Overdyed rugs are dyed vintage rugs. The dyes used in the dyeing procedure are 100% vegetable root dyes.
Overdyed carpets are one of the rising trends of carpet fashion in the recent years. Overdyeing is a repurposing method that gives old and used carpets a new look. This method uses existing carpets rather than newly made carpets. Wool on cotton or wool on wool double knotted carpets are preferred for overdyed. Since Turkish carpets are double knotted, the structure that comprises of the warp, the weft and the knot is solid. The pile which is created by the knots stay intact for years due to this technique. 30 - 70 year old carpets are accepted as semi-old carpets. If used well, they preserve their condition within this time period because of their solid structure. Deformations may occur if these carpets are used harshly. These carpets may be found all over Anatolia. After being categorized according to their condition, they are cleaned, disinfected, dyed and become ready for home use.
Overdyed Rugs have lots of color choice
Usually light colors and combinations of few colors are used on classical carpets. This limited people's choice when it came to decoration and choosing a carpet for a specific space. Now with the overdyeing method, it is possible to find carpets with uniform colors for specific design purposes. Overdyed carpets provide designers and decorators flexibility when designing spaces. With the emergence of overdyed carpets in the market, now designers can find a fully blue or purple carpet which was not possible in the past. Detail colors that could be found in a flower in the entire design or adornment of a carpet now can be the entire color of a carpet. Uniform colored carpets with different tones of blue, red, purple, green, and yellow can be used to match any design situation. Overdyed carpets are made of preexisting carpets, therefore it is not possible to find different sizes of a specific carpet.
You can use overdyed carpets dyed with natural colors anywhere in your space. Overdyed carpets help bring a breath of fresh air to your home. Overdyed area carpets have helped complete the new design approach in living spaces.
How were Overdyed Rugs made?
These rugs were produced 40 - 60 years ago in Anatolia / Turkey by using fully natural wool. Overdyed rugs are made from mainly rugs that come from two cities. One is Demirci area of the city of Manisa and the other is İsparta region in western Anatolia. These rugs were named after the region they were made in; Demirci rugs and isparta rugs. These rugs are preferred for the over dyeing procedure since their quality and weave are similar. Another reason for these becoming widely used in the over dyeing procedure is that they come in standard sizes such as 4 X 6, 5 X 8, 6 X 9, and 8 X 10 and they were produced in large quantities in 1960’s hence they are relatively easier to obtain. Overdyed rugs are becoming more popular each passing day in Europe and USA being widely preferred by designers.
Where are Overdyed Rugs used?
Today overdyed rugs are an indispensable element of home decor with their vintage and at the same time modern look. We can use overdyed rugs in every room in our homes; in the living room, dining room, bedroom, kitchen and also offices.