When we were designed our Stratford rug, we too wanted to create a timeless classic. Based on an Antique Mahal carpet design, this rug contains a cast of elaborate flowers, lively leaves, tender vines, vase motifs and palmettes on a soft ivory ground. The versatile color palette includes red, indigo, ivory, yellow, caramel, deep terracotta, medium blue and soft green. Each of these colors has been specially dyed to achieve graduated shades of each hue on the wool yarns. The result is literally dozens of individual colors woven to simulate the stria effect of aged vegetable dyes. Woven in the U.S.A. of premium worsted New Zealand wool, this classic design leaves a lasting impression.