Rare Smoky Topaz Cactus silk rug/throw

$700.00  

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Fabulous and very soft rug handmade from cactus silk in Morocco. Sometimes called Vegetable or Sabra Silk. It is a luxurious fabric made from the Saharan Aloe Vera Cactus.

The process for making Sabra Silk has been the same for centuries. The spiky leaves from the cactus are crushed and soaked in water to separate the fibres and then they are washed, dried and spun to make the silk threads.

To keep the fabric as natural as possible, the threads are only dyed with natural vegetable dyes such as saffron, indigo or henna.

MATERIAL: cactus silk
COLOUR: earthy and green tones
SIZE: 265×140 cm, 9×5 ft
CONDITION: Vintage piece in excellent condition, but please note that it could have some little irregularities which are an inherent part of the beautiful character of vintage rugs
CARE: dry clean please be careful with rain or water as it could damage the rug.