- SKU: 6948A beautiful woollen and bamboo silk Pakistani Lahore Runner hand knotted and signed with an intricate design. Lahore is at the centre of Pakistan's rug making industry, dating back to the 16th century when it first began. The runner uses classic colours featured in hand made oriental rugs from across the world, and the deep reds, golds and blues give this piece a luxurious feel, along with the addition of bamboo silk in the white highlights.Two grand flower medallions are the central design anchor for the runner, with deep reds encircling the deep blue and gold interiors. There are also tiny flower patterns woven into the sizeable red petal areas of these medallions. Stems and palmettes, predominantly in blue and gold colours, further frame the medallions and all of these motifs are contrasted against a cream ground colour.Again, the main border uses deep red tones as a background for smaller flower heads and fronds in cream, gold and blue, while the final narrow border inverts this with a deep blue background. This mixing of colours unifies the piece and helps create a natural sense of organic motion from the central area.The richness, depth of colour and design make this Lahore Runner a focal point in many spaces. Its natural warmth is best placed in more traditional settings that also feature similar colour palettes.
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