This design is a replica of the Early Turkman carpet that is on display at the de Young Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. It is a replica design that is licensed to Fiberlok, Inc.
Carpets, tent and camel trappings, and other knotted pile textiles woven by the Turkmen tribes of Central Asia are some of the most widely admired and passionately collected of all oriental rugs. They are also among the most challenging to comprehend. The relative geographic and linguistic remoteness of the Turkmen coupled with a complex history of tribal movement and interaction have created barriers to the study of Turkmen weaving. Furthermore, the clues used to determine when, where, and by what tribe a rug was made design, color palette, weave structure, and yarn often combine in ways that fall outside the norms of identified tribal types. This carpet, which combines design features derived from certain Persian rugs, a Turkmen color sensibility, and atypical yarn usage is one of these idiosyncratic examples. The many questions still surrounding Turkmen weavings only add to their mystery and fascination.
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco holds a collection of Turkmen carpets and related trappings from Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and northeast Iran that is one of the finest in the world. The skill and artistry of Turkmen weavers is clearly evident in this key example.
Since MouseRugs are manufactured with the performance engineered Lextra flock printing technology they are highly abrasion resistant. The best cleaning techniques are those that get down between the fibers to completely dislodge and wash away any accumulated debris. We have discovered that a common high pressure wand (available at neighborhood car washes to wash cars and especially floor mats) is the most effective cleaning method. Simply: mount the MouseRug with floor mat clips or place flat securely on the (concrete) ground run the SOAP or WASH cycle with the high pressure wand to drive soap thoroughly into the MouseRug fibers, working it back and forth to agitate and loosen the dirt run through the RINSE cycle, again working the wand back and forth to drive away all dirt particles shake water out of MouseRug as much as possible and lay on flat surface with fibers up to air dry - may lay on a towel, paper or cloth, to absorb some of the water The MouseRug's yarn-dyed nylon fibers will look like new after this process.
Approximate Finished Size: 7.125" x 10.25" (including fringe) and .15748" thick. MouseRugs are elegant and functional mouse pads that are designed to look and feel like some of the world's most famous rugs. MouseRug surfaces are made with world-patented Lextra® yarn-dyed nylon fiber coating process and they are printed without ink. The quality may be compared to high-wear carpeting construction, although on a much finer scale. The fibers are .75 millimeters long (more than 7 million on each MouseRug). Enjoy the lovely, soft feel and precise mouse tracking (optical OR ball). Fibers are permanently locked into base adhesives - designs for truck floormats are made with the same process. The natural rubber base material is made in the U.S.A. from rubber that comes from trees in southeast Asia. Fringed ends of the MouseRugs are custom produced at a textile mill in the Carolinas - the same company making fringe for well-known makers full size rugs. Computer mice that use Darkfield scanning technology have difficulty "reading" any irregular, or textile-like surface. They are designed and intended for use on super-smooth surfaces like glass or desks and do not perform well on MouseRugs.