Crafted Heritage Antique Greek Rug
04 February 2024
Description

Crafted by my great-grandmother in Crete, Greece, this handmade rug predates 1900. Exclusively using prime materials, she sourced the wool from local sheep and after cleaning in the Aegean Sea, she processed it with plant-based dyes and then separated it into wool threads. Woven in a traditional loom, it took approximately six months to complete. Despite its age, this rug has never been used, preserving its pristine condition as it passed down through generations, from my great-grandmother to my grandmother and now to me.

Dimensions

220cm*240cm (86.6in*94.5in)

Acquired from
Inherited
For sale
Yes
Answered within 1 day
By David U.
Feb 06, 01:34 UTC
Fair Market Value
€2.500 - €4.500 EUR
Insurance Value $0 EUR
What does this mean?

Hello Konstantinos,

Thank you for choosing Mearto for your online appraisal.

This item is a handmade, handcrafted 1900s Greek rug, showcasing exceptional craftsmanship and a rich history. The artisan sourced prime materials for this rug, obtaining wool from local sheep. The meticulous process involved cleaning the wool in the Aegean Sea, followed by the use of plant-based dyes for coloration. The wool was then meticulously separated into threads to be woven into this intricate piece.

Crafted on a traditional loom, the rug represents a labor-intensive endeavor that spanned approximately six months to complete. Despite its age, this rug has never been used, maintaining its pristine condition over the years. Passed down through generations, it serves as a tangible link to Greek heritage and traditional weaving techniques.

The use of local materials, the careful processing methods, and the time-intensive creation process contribute to the rug's cultural and historical significance. This 1900s Greek rug stands not only as a functional piece but also as a testament to the artisan's skill and dedication, preserving a snapshot of Greek craftsmanship from the past.

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