Afghan Village Handwoven Tribal Rug, J66042
Size: 1' 4" X 2' 1"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|Size||1' 4" X 2' 1"|
|Size Category||2 X 3|
|Sub Style||Nomadic Persian & Turkish|
|Background Color||Sky Blue|
Introducing a remarkable handmade Afghan Village rug, originating from Afghanistan. This tribal-style rug exhibits a captivating design, with a sky blue background and a beige border that beautifully complements the main blue color. Crafted out of wool on cotton, this rug measures 1'4" x 2'1", making it a perfect decorative piece for any small space.
Handwoven by ethnic Turkmen weavers, predominantly from the Esari Subtribe, this rug embodies the rich heritage of Afghan craftsmanship. The wool used in this rug comes from sheep in the Ghazni Province of Southeast Afghanistan, where the mountainous terrain produces longer staple, oily wool of superior quality for carpet weaving.
The process of creating this Afghan Village rug involves the raw Ghazni wool being transported to the western side of Afghanistan, specifically near Herat. There, it is carefully hand-spun into carpet yarn, ready for weaving. The weaving itself takes place on traditional floor looms within the weavers' own homes, reflecting a cottage industry type of production.
Featuring an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, this rug exhibits remarkable durability. Its construction includes a cotton warp and weft, with an all-wool pile. The double-wefted weaving technique, combined with the heavily packed depressed warp, contributes to the longevity and strength of this handwoven masterpiece.
To achieve its captivating blue hues, this rug utilizes natural indigo dye, derived from the leaves of the indigo plant (indigofera tinctoria). Known for its vibrant, timeless colors, natural indigo dye has been used by various cultures for thousands of years. This rug's use of natural indigo adds a touch of authenticity and historical significance to its design.
With a knots per square inch (KPSI) of 80, this Afghan Village rug exhibits exceptional craftsmanship. Based on this KPSI measurement, we estimate that it possesses a total of 31,611 meticulously hand-tied knots, showcasing the dedication and precision invested in its creation.
Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Afghanistan with this extraordinary Afghan Village rug. Whether displayed as a focal point or as part of a larger collection, its unique design and history are sure to captivate any admirer of fine textiles.