Agra Handwoven Traditional Rug, 34602
Size: 15' 6" X 24' 4"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|15' 6" X 24' 4"
|Formal Classic Persian
Introducing our exquisite Pakistani Agra rug, a true masterpiece of traditional design. This rug showcases a captivating blend of rust-colored background and an ivory-bordered pattern, creating a stunning visual impact. Crafted with precision and care, this rug combines the expertise of ethnic Turkmen weavers, primarily from the Esari Subtribe.
The wool used in this rug is sourced from sheep in the Ghazni Province of Southeast Afghanistan. The rugged mountainous terrain of this region naturally yields longer staple oily wool, which is ideal for carpet weaving. After the raw Ghazni wool is transported to the western side of Afghanistan, it undergoes the meticulous process of hand carting and spinning into carpet yarn.
The weaving of this rug takes place on traditional floor looms in the homes of the weavers, showcasing the beauty of cottage industry craftsmanship. The use of an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type ensures the durability and longevity of this masterpiece.
Combining a cotton warp and weft with a wool pile, this rug showcases double wefted, heavily packed, and depressed warp weaving. These characteristics contribute to its unrivaled durability, making it a truly remarkable handwoven carpet that will last for generations.
The mesmerizing color red in this rug is derived from natural madder root dyes. Madder root, scientifically known as Rubia tinctorum, has a long history of use as a dyeing agent and has been cultivated for centuries across the globe. These natural dyes yield a range of warm and cool red, orange, pink, and brown shades, adding depth and vibrancy to the rug.
With a knots per square inch (KPSI) of 80, this rug exemplifies the meticulous attention to detail that went into its creation. In fact, our calculations based on the KPSI reveal that this rug boasts an astounding 4,292,402 individually hand-tied knots.
Experience the allure and craftsmanship of this Pakistani Agra rug, a testament to the rich heritage of traditional rug making. Own a piece of history and immerse yourself in the beauty of this exquisite work of art.