This one was hand made in India.
The short looped ground is wool, washed but unbleached and undyed; hence the very natural matt shade.
The longer pile cut design has been executed in faux silk (viscose) and has a lovely low, pearly sheen. The dyes used here, are mainly plant based dyes. The back is cotton and jute.
This is, of course, inspired by motifs taken from traditional Indian “Tree of life” images . As these motifs were heavily featured in the aptly named “Indienne” prints and patterns designed and made in Southern France (mainly Marseilles) from the 17thc and based on designs both imported from the East and inspired by Indian textiles, they are very appropriate for this house!
These Indiennes were banned for a while (around 1686). I like that. I’ve been banned too (long story, for challenging gender bias) and I regard it as a badge of honour.
The tree of life motif is a big favourite of mine and you will find textiles with these images all over the French house.