Natural Rug Dyes

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Richard Afkari's carpet dyes are derived from natural materials extracted from botanical & animal bases (vegetable, bark, berry, nutshell, insect) to compose the most vibrant, effervescent & ebullient shades. Each natural dye input possesses its own attributes; Our dyers dexterously prepare the yarn in accordance with each substance's properties. These artisans' craft is ancient, generational, and immune to automation or replication.

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Madder Root Natural Dye, Rubia tinctorium, Ground - Brush Creek Wool Works -- variety of dye materials available

Madder Root Natural Dye, Rubia tinctorium, Ground

Madder Root Natural Dye, Rubia tinctorium, GroundMadder is a perennial plant that can be grown in a wide variety of climates including most of North America.Madder has historically been used to obtain orange and reds, depending on the mordant ( dy...

Riihivilla, Dyeing with natural dyes

Riihivilla, Dyeing with natural dyes

Blogi kasvivärjäyksestä, sienivärjäyksestä ja värikasveista. My blog is about natural dyeing with plants and mushrooms

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Richard Afkari • Rugs in NYC

Richard Afkari's natural dye process leaps beyond marinating natural materials in boiling water. Each natural dye input possesses its own idiosyncratic attributes; Our dyers dexterously prepare the yarn in accordance with each substance's properties. These artisans' craft is ancient, generational, and immune to automation or replication. Therefore, their skillful process is highly regarded across the gamut of stakeholders within the carpet industry. #color #dye #botanical #vegetable…

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Richard Afkari • Rugs in NYC

Among carpet connoisseurs, professionals & collectors, there is a consensus that synthetic or aniline dyes are far inferior to natural, vegetable dyes. Both the immediate and long-run implications of employing dreary synthetic dyes are uncertain: the stodgy color is subject to variability/transformation and carpet decay is a common occurrence. The shimmer and glean reflected by a naturally dyed antique or modern rug contrast the mundane, humdrum & lackluster color emitted by chemically-dyed…

Our Founder and Creative Director Richard Afkari has visited Iran, Nepal, Tibet, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, The Caucus, Turkestan/Central Asia, Afghanistan, North Africa, and Armenia in the past 10 years.  Richard Afkari's carpet dyes are derived from natural materials extracted from botanical and animal bases (vegetable, bark, berry, nutshell, insect) native to Iran to compose the most vibrant, effervescent, and ebullient shades employed in producing rugs.

Richard Afkari • Rugs in NYC

Our Founder and Creative Director Richard Afkari has visited Iran, Nepal, Tibet, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, The Caucus, Turkestan/Central Asia, Afghanistan, North Africa, and Armenia in the past 10 years. Richard Afkari's carpet dyes are derived from natural materials extracted from botanical and animal bases (vegetable, bark, berry, nutshell, insect) native to Iran to compose the most vibrant, effervescent, and ebullient shades employed in producing rugs.

Our Founder/Creative Director Richard Afkari has visited Iran, Nepal, Tibet, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, The Caucus, Turkestan/Central Asia, Afghanistan, North Africa, and Armenia in the past decade to establish, configure, and operate a multitude of industrial-scale looms for developing hand-woven, customized rug opuses.  Email info@richardafkari.com  #luxury #interiordecor #designgoals #interiors #silk #wool #dyes #natural #color #nature #instahappy #earthy #tones #morocco #berber #beniourain

Richard Afkari • Rugs in NYC

Our Founder/Creative Director Richard Afkari has visited Iran, Nepal, Tibet, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, The Caucus, Turkestan/Central Asia, Afghanistan, North Africa, and Armenia in the past decade to establish, configure, and operate a multitude of industrial-scale looms for developing hand-woven, customized rug opuses. Email info@richardafkari.com #luxury #interiordecor #designgoals #interiors #silk #wool #dyes #natural #color #nature #instahappy #earthy #tones #morocco #berber #beniourain

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Richard Afkari • Rugs in NYC

Our Founder/Creative Director Richard Afkari has visited Iran, Nepal, Tibet, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, The Caucus, Turkestan/Central Asia, Afghanistan, North Africa, and Armenia in the past decade to establish, configure, and operate a multitude of industrial-scale looms for developing hand-woven, customized rug opuses. Email info@richardafkari.com #luxury #luxuryliving #interiordecor #designgoals #interiors #silk #wool #dyes #natural #color #nature #instahappy #earthy #tones #iran #persian

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Richard Afkari • Rugs in NYC

Our founder and Creative Director Richard Afkari has visited Iran, Nepal, Tibet, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, The Caucus, Turkestan/Central Asia, Afghanistan, North Africa, and Armenia in the past decade to establish, configure, and operate a multitude of industrial-scale looms for developing hand-woven, customized rug opuses. Visit rugsinnyc.com Email info@richardafkari.com #art #handmade #custom #beauty #designer #rugs #carpet #rugart #inspiration #design #interiordesign #homedecor #luxurylife

Our founder and Creative Director Richard Afkari has visited Iran, Nepal, Tibet, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, The Caucus, Turkestan/Central Asia, Afghanistan, North Africa, and Armenia in the past decade to establish, configure, and operate a multitude of industrial-scale looms for developing hand-woven, customized rug opuses.  Visit rugsinnyc.com Email info@richardafkari.com #art #handmade #custom #beauty #designer #rugs #carpet #rugart #inspiration #design #interiordesign #homedecor #luxurylife

Richard Afkari • Rugs in NYC

Our founder and Creative Director Richard Afkari has visited Iran, Nepal, Tibet, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, The Caucus, Turkestan/Central Asia, Afghanistan, North Africa, and Armenia in the past decade to establish, configure, and operate a multitude of industrial-scale looms for developing hand-woven, customized rug opuses. Visit rugsinnyc.com Email info@richardafkari.com #art #handmade #custom #beauty #designer #rugs #carpet #rugart #inspiration #design #interiordesign #homedecor #luxurylife

Our founder and Creative Director Richard Afkari has visited Iran, Nepal, Tibet, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, The Caucus, Turkestan/Central Asia, Afghanistan, North Africa, and Armenia in the past decade to establish, configure, and operate a multitude of industrial-scale looms for developing hand-woven, customized rug opuses.  Visit rugsinnyc.com Email info@richardafkari.com #art #handmade #custom #beauty #designer #rugs #carpet #rugart #inspiration #design #interiordesign #homedecor #luxurylife

Richard Afkari • Rugs in NYC

Our founder and Creative Director Richard Afkari has visited Iran, Nepal, Tibet, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, The Caucus, Turkestan/Central Asia, Afghanistan, North Africa, and Armenia in the past decade to establish, configure, and operate a multitude of industrial-scale looms for developing hand-woven, customized rug opuses. Visit rugsinnyc.com Email info@richardafkari.com #art #handmade #custom #beauty #designer #rugs #carpet #rugart #inspiration #design #interiordesign #homedecor #luxurylife

natural wool dyes in Moroccan market

Richard Afkari • Rugs in NYC

Our founder and Creative Director Richard Afkari has visited Iran, Nepal, Tibet, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, The Caucus, Turkestan/Central Asia, Afghanistan, North Africa, and Armenia in the past decade to establish, configure, and operate a multitude of industrial-scale looms for developing hand-woven, customized rug opuses. Visit rugsinnyc.com Email info@richardafkari.com #art #handmade #custom #beauty #designer #rugs #carpet #rugart #inspiration #design #interiordesign #homedecor #luxurylife

Our founder and Creative Director Richard Afkari has visited Iran, Nepal, Tibet, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, The Caucus, Turkestan/Central Asia, Afghanistan, North Africa, and Armenia in the past decade to establish, configure, and operate a multitude of industrial-scale looms for developing hand-woven, customized rug opuses.

Richard Afkari • Rugs in NYC

Our founder and Creative Director Richard Afkari has visited Iran, Nepal, Tibet, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, The Caucus, Turkestan/Central Asia, Afghanistan, North Africa, and Armenia in the past decade to establish, configure, and operate a multitude of industrial-scale looms for developing hand-woven, customized rug opuses.

Natural Rug Dyes Sourced in Modern-Day Persia/Iran: Our founder and Creative Director Richard Afkari has visited Iran, Nepal, Tibet, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, The Caucus, Turkestan/Central Asia, Afghanistan, North Africa, and Armenia in the past decade to establish, configure, and operate a multitude of industrial-scale looms for developing hand-woven, customized rug opuses.  Visit rugsinnyc.com Email info@richardafkari.com  #art #handmade #custom #beauty #designer

Richard Afkari • Rugs in NYC

Natural Rug Dyes Sourced in Modern-Day Persia/Iran: Our founder and Creative Director Richard Afkari has visited Iran, Nepal, Tibet, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, The Caucus, Turkestan/Central Asia, Afghanistan, North Africa, and Armenia in the past decade to establish, configure, and operate a multitude of industrial-scale looms for developing hand-woven, customized rug opuses. Visit rugsinnyc.com Email info@richardafkari.com #art #handmade #custom #beauty #designer

A villager woman dyes wool tops for producing hand spun yarn for hand weaving carpet in Goreme, Turkey.

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Berries, Natural Dyes by Philosopher Queen. This was my first job with CW between college years: we built a fire, boiled some berries or leaves and dyed some wool spun by CW's Spinning and Weaving Shop.

Berries, Natural Dyes

At the carpet weaving center we visited on our trip to Cappadocia in Turkey this past July. All the wool dyes are made from natural sources of flowers, berries, leaves, and/or bark.

In anticipation of indigo

Growing Indigo

In anticipation of indigo