Rugs dimensions are approximate and quoted to the nearest 2 inches. One must always keep in mind that those weavings are neither industrial nor trade pieces. They are made at home, using mostly wooden home made looms. The tribal weaving is not an exact science, is far for ISO standards. Where it is a must for "artisanat"/trade weaving to be absolutely quadrangular, here it is almost an alien concept. Hence the width of rugs may vary a little from beginning to end, what might then be seen as a additionnal sign of authenticity, and not as a defaut. We therefore indicate the largest width when quoting one.
COLORSThere 4 possible types of colors:
- natural : those are undyed wools.They may be white, brown black or grey
- vegetable : the dying material comes from a plant (stem, roots, leaves,etc...). The most known are madder and indigo
- animal : cocheneal and purple belong to that category
- artificial : they are all the colors produced by the chemical industries