Chobi Collection

The word "chobi" is derived from the Farsi word "chob" meaning wood, referring to the source of its natural dyes that are made from a combination of hand-gathered roots, tree bark, nut shells, fruit skins, vegetable skins, and dried flowers. For this reason, this makes Chobis the most labor-intensive of all of our traditional rugs. They tend to have large geometric floral patterns and are all hand-knotted with hand-spun wool spun primarily by a drop spindle.

 

Their colors range from soft muted tans and browns to rich coppers, deep maroons, and sage greens. The natural dyeing techniques have been refined over the years to ensure a natural dye that is steadfast, fade-proof and long-lasting renowned for their lanolin-rich luster and stunning natural coloring.

  • Production: A 9’x12′ rug could be completed in 12–14 months, the same time it takes to produce a 9’x12′ Persian however with a Chobi, over 70% of the labor done on these rugs happens before the rug actually reaches the loom, from spinning the wool by drop spindle to hand-gathering and producing the seasonal natural dyes

 

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