Serapi Handwoven Tribal Rug, J71098
Size: 3' 3" X 4' 10"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|Size||3' 3" X 4' 10"|
|Size Category||3 X 5|
|Sub Style||Nomadic Persian & Turkish|
Introducing our exquisite Serapi rug, originating from Afghanistan and boasting a tribal design. Crafted by talented ethnic Turkmen weavers, specifically from the Esari Subtribe, this rug showcases their exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail. The raw wool used in this rug is sourced from sheep in the Ghazni Province of Southeast Afghanistan, where the mountainous terrain naturally produces longer staple, oily, and higher quality wool, ideal for carpet weaving.
The journey of this rug begins in the western region of Afghanistan, around Herat, where the Ghazni wool is hand carted and spun into carpet yarn. Weavers, working on traditional floor looms in their homes as part of a cottage industry, meticulously create this masterpiece using an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type. The warp and weft of this rug are crafted using cotton, while the pile consists of pure wool. The double wefted heavily packed depressed warp weaving technique employed in its creation ensures incredible durability, making it one of the most long-lasting handwoven carpets available today.
Adding to its appeal, this Serapi rug utilizes all-natural dye stuffs. The captivating navy background, complemented by a rust border, is achieved through the use of centuries-old dyeing techniques. The blue hue in this rug is specifically derived from natural indigo dye stuffs, sourced from the leaves of the indigo plant (indigofera tinctoria). This natural indigo dye has a rich history spanning thousands of years and has been widely embraced by various cultures around the world for its ability to produce vibrant blue colors.
With a knots-per-square-inch count of 80, this rug exhibits exquisite detailing and a remarkable level of craftsmanship. Based on this KPSI count, we have calculated that this rug features a staggering 178,770 individually hand-tied knots. Each knot serves as a testament to the skill and dedication of the weavers, ensuring the rug's longevity and enduring beauty.
Experience the allure of this Afghani Serapi rug, with its captivating design, superior craftsmanship, and fascinating history. Add a touch of tribal elegance to your space with this exceptional piece, made to impress and withstand the test of time.