Our 9 x 12 Area Rugs Are Made From Traditional Dyes
A 9 x 12 area rug is marvelously versatile. It’s a generously sized rug which works well in larger spaces such as living rooms, and could also be used in smaller rooms like the bedroom if you want to cover most of the floor area.
It’s a very good size for a dining room, as you can fit your dining suite on it easily, without the chair legs slipping off the rug when they’re pushed back from the table. We recommend this size for a large 90” x 39” dining table; and its proportions also work well with a 97” x 49” oval table. If you’re looking for a 9 x 12 area rug to go under your dining suite, search out styles with interesting borders as this is the main part of the rug that will be seen.
As well as looking wonderful, a hand-knotted rug is a sensible and practical choice. They are made to last, using the finest New Zealand wool and quality organic vegetable dyes, combined with the incredible skills of the Pakistani weavers.
Look out for 9 x 12 Ziegler rugs (also called Peshawar or Chobi rugs) which are renowned for their gorgeous muted shades and intricate designs. Although made by skilled Pakistani weavers, Ziegler rugs were originally designed for a western market, and are named for a German company that was based in England. The manufacturers at Ziegler took traditional patterns and gave them a softer palette. The subtle fawn and gold tones of their rugs make them ideal for contemporary homes, and they look especially lovely with a natural decorative scheme. How do they get these fantastically warm colors?
9 x 12 Rugs Made With Organically Dyed Fine Wool
Natural dyes have increased in popularity over the past few years, as both manufacturers and customers have come to realize their superior quality. Our weavers dye the wool using the methods their families have used for generations. It’s hard to explain the extra special “wow factor” that natural dyes have. They are more intense – even more subtle colors like the ones in our 9 x 12 Ziegler rugs have an almost luminous quality, as the beautiful colors seem to glow with life.
The characterful inconsistencies in the hand dying of the wool help to give the rug personality. No two rugs have exactly the same shades thanks to the variations in the vegetable dyes, making each rug we produce a one-off.You’d expect a naturally-dyed area rug to be more delicate. In fact, the opposite is true. Vegetable dyes are more color fast than synthetic dyes, and are less prone to fading in sunlight. We always recommend that owners take great care of the vivid shades of their rug by limiting direct UV light and turning them occasionally if possible; however, we’ve found that the vegetable dyed wools hold their color brilliantly over time. Who knows – one day, your grandchildren may be sitting in front of the hearth on the very same rug, still vivid after all these years!
9 x 12 Rugs: Key Specs
- A versatile size, which works well in various rooms
- Dyed in the traditional manner with vegetable dyes – giving a lasting color
- A high knot count per square inch showing quality
- Knotted by hand, by skilled Pakistani weavers
- Made from fine New Zealand wool
- Cruelty-free wool sourcing
- Carefully hand washed for a beautifully soft finish