Karaja Handwoven Tribal Rug, J58396



Size: 5' 10" X 17' 7"

SKU: J58396

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU J58396
Size 5' 10" X 17' 7"
Size Category X-Wide Runners
Shape Rectangle
Design Karaja
Origin Afghani
Style Tribal
Sub Style Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Primary Color Blue
Background Color Blue
Accent Color Rust
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

Introducing our exquisite Afghani Karaja tribal rug, boasting a captivating design and rich cultural heritage. Originating from Afghanistan, this rug showcases the expert craftsmanship of ethnic Turkmen weavers, predominantly from the Esari Subtribe.

The mesmerizing design is brought to life with a background of deep blue, beautifully complemented by a rust border. The main color dominance of blue evokes a sense of tranquility and elegance.

Crafted with meticulous care, this rug features a pile made of 100% wool sourced from sheep in the Ghazni Province of Southeast Afghanistan. The presence of mountainous terrain in this region allows for the growth of longer staple, oily wool, perfect for high-quality carpet weaving. The raw Ghazni wool is then transported to Herat, where it undergoes the traditional processes of hand carding and hand spinning, transforming it into carpet yarn.

Using century-old techniques, this rug is woven on traditional floor looms by skilled artisans in their own homes, contributing to the cottage industry. The asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, along with the cotton warp and weft, ensures durability and longevity. The double wefted, heavily packed, depressed warp weaving technique further enhances its robustness, making it one of the most durable handwoven carpets available today.

As a testament to its authenticity, this rug is dyed with all-natural dye stuffs, using the centuries-old tradition of natural indigo. Harvested from the leaves of the indigo plant (indigofera tinctoria), natural indigo dyes have been employed by various cultures for thousands of years to produce vibrant blue hues. This deep blue color adds a captivating allure to the overall aesthetic of the rug.

Measuring 5'10" x 17'7", this new rug features a dense knot count of 80 knots per square inch. Through meticulous calculation, we have determined that it comprises a grand total of 1,167,299 individually hand-tied knots. Each knot represents the dedication and skill of the weaver, resulting in a truly remarkable piece of art.

Embrace the allure of this Afghani Karaja tribal rug, a stunning testament to the heritage and artistry of Afghanistan's weaving traditions. Immerse yourself in the beauty of its design and craftsmanship, as it brings warmth and character to any space it graces.

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