1:48 scale Beshir rug, circa 1850

Needlepoint design by Anna-Carin Betzén, based on a full-scale rug

Stitched with DMC floss on 48 count silk gauze, the Beshir rug measures 25×49 mm (1"×1 15/16"), plus striped tabby ends and fringe.

The colorful tabby weave ends of the original rug inspired me to recreate them using my faux tabby weave instructions, found on the fringing page.

The original rug has irregular patches of different colors in the background, as shown in my stitched rug. A solid dark ground will give a very different, much stricter look, as seen in the rightmost thumbnail.

Beshir rug

Stitch count
48 by 93 stitches
Thread colors
5 colors
Download charts for the original design

Chart in color (PDF file)

Chart in black and white (PDF file)

Download charts with solid background

Chart in color (PDF file)

Chart in black and white (PDF file)

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The needlepoint charts index provides an overview of all my free charts. You might find my silk gauze hints helpful. Also, if you'd like to fringe the rug, check out my step-by-step how-to on fringing methods.

© Copyright Anna-Carin Betzén 2010. You're welcome to print the instructions or link to them, but do not copy them to repost elsewhere. This is a free project, not to be taught for profit.
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