Bamboo silk is a soft, synthetic silk blend with a shiny luster. Used in conjunction with wool, bamboo silk highlights make a rug pop without the cost of real silk. Usually found in transition and contemporary rug styles, this material is very popular with rug manufacturers in India. Whereas 100% pure viscose or bamboo silk […]
Cotton is a primary material for almost every hand-knotted rug. The warp and the weft—the vertical and horizontal skeleton of a rug—is often made from cotton, allowing it to hold its shape. A standard wool rug is roughly 20% cotton and 80% wool. Although most rugs contain some degree of cotton, when Green Front refers […]
Cow Hides Each cow hide is unique. Each has its own distinct color, pattern and swirls of texture. Hides are great for areas where space is limited. When working with hides, you don’t have to stick to any of the rules. Creativity is key. The occasional spot clean might be required, the variation of colors […]
Jute is a natural, plant based, fiber used to weave rugs in India. The fiber is woven into a thick strands to create a number of designs. Jute is both cost effective, natural, and incredibly durable. Because it is a natural fiber, most jute rugs feature natural or earth tones. For those seeking something a […]
Poly is synthetic material used in the construction of machine made rugs. Machines can use this material to mimic the look of a hand-knotted rug. This is a cost effective alternative to wool or any other natural material. At Green Front, all our machine made rugs are located in Building 7. Machine made rugs produce […]
A Sari silk rug is the epitome of upcycling. Traditional silk saris worn by millions of Indian women are inherently delicate, but also vibrant and beautiful. Instead of throwing out worn or damaged saris, rug manufactures collect the material. The saris are deconstructed and spun into a beautiful, vibrant yarn. The yarn is finally hand […]
Silk is an expensive but stunning material found in our rugs. Silk yarn highlights design details in traditional, transitional and contemporary rugs. The sheen and texture of this yarn lends a lavish and luxurious finish. In many instances, the silk content of a traditionally designed rug ranges from 10% to 25%. Many transitional and contemporary […]
Rug manufacturers will use either local Indian wool, or imported New Zealand wool, known for its subtle shine. Easily dyed and spun into yarn, wool is the standard for every rug-producing country in years past and present. Wool rugs can contain a variety of knot counts and levels of pile. The higher the quality of […]
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