Arabesque Bijar Handwoven Tribal Rug, J70127
Size: 12' 10" X 16' 3"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|12' 10" X 16' 3"
|12 X 15
|Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Introducing our exquisite rug, measuring 12'10" X 16'3", which showcases the remarkable craftsmanship of Ethnic Turkmen weavers, mostly from the Esari Subtribe. Each strand of wool used in this rug is sourced from sheep raised in the Ghazni Province of South East Afghanistan. The rugged mountainous terrain of this region naturally yields longer staple oily wool of exceptional quality, specifically suited for carpet weaving.
The Ghazni wool is then transported to the western side of Afghanistan around Herat, where it undergoes a meticulous process of hand carting and hand spinning to transform it into strong and luxurious carpet yarn. This yarn is then skillfully woven on traditional floor looms, right in the weavers' own homes, contributing to a cottage industry type of production. The unique asymmetrical "Persian" knot technique is employed, ensuring durability and enhancing the intricate design.
With cotton warp and weft, the entire pile of this rug is made of wool. Its double wefted construction, combined with a heavily packed and depressed warp weaving, results in a carpet known for its exceptional longevity. This rug stands as a testament to the timeless traditions of carpet weaving, and its all-natural dye substances, passed down through centuries, contribute to its captivating and rich hues.
Many of these rugs are expertly woven in Aqucha and Mazar Sharif, using a two-ply yarn per knot technique. This meticulous attention to detail ensures an exquisite and luxurious final product.
One standout feature of this rug is its stunning blue color, derived from natural indigo dye stuffs. True indigo, also known as indigofera tinctoria, is obtained from the leaves of the indigo plant. This ancient dye, with a history spanning thousands of years, has been used by various cultures around the world to create vibrant blue hues. The inclusion of this enchanting blue tone adds a touch of elegance and timelessness to the rug's overall design.
With a notable knot per square inch count of 80, we have calculated that this rug boasts a staggering total of 2,373,337 individually hand-tied knots. Such meticulous handiwork ensures that this rug is not only a work of art but also a resilient and enduring investment.
Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and exceptional craftsmanship embodied in this magnificent rug. Experience the timeless beauty and durability that only handwoven rugs like these can offer.