Arabesque Handwoven Traditional Rug, 49338



Size: 2' 8" X 11' 5"

SKU: 49338

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU 49338
Size 2' 8" X 11' 5"
Size Category 8 ft - 12 ft Runners
Shape Rectangle
Design Arabesque
Origin Afghani
Style Traditional
Sub Style Formal Classic Persian
Primary Color Red
Background Color Rust
Accent Color Navy
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

Introducing our exquisite Afghani rug, featuring a traditional design inspired by the Arabesque pattern. The rich background color of this rug is a captivating rust shade, beautifully complemented by a navy border that adds a touch of sophistication. Handcrafted by skilled Ethnic Turkmen Weavers, mostly from the Esari Subtribe, this piece is a true testament to their expertise.

The wool used in this rug comes from sheep in the Ghazni Province of South East Afghanistan. This region's mountainous terrain naturally produces longer staple and higher quality wool, perfect for carpet weaving. The raw Ghazni wool is then transported to the western side of Afghanistan, specifically around Herat, where it is hand carted and spun into carpet yarn.

Carefully woven on traditional floor looms in the weavers' own homes, this rug is a result of the cottage industry type production. It features an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, with a durable cotton warp and weft and an all-wool pile. The double wefted heavily packed depressed warp weaving technique ensures a long-lasting and resilient carpet.

This rug's captivating red color derives from natural madder root dyes. Madder root, scientifically known as Rubia tinctorum, has a long history of use as a dyeing agent and is cultivated in various parts of the world. The madder root dyes produce a range of warm and cool red, orange, pink, and brown shades, adding depth and vibrancy to the design.

With a knots per square inch (KPSI) of 162, this rug boasts a remarkable level of intricacy. Our meticulous calculations based on the KPSI reveal that this rug features an astounding 707,109 individually hand-tied knots in total. This attention to detail is a testament to the craftsmanship and skill of the weavers.

Immerse yourself in the history and beauty of this Afghani rug, a masterpiece of traditional design and meticulous craftsmanship. Experience the warmth and elegance it brings to any space, and appreciate the artistry passed down through generations.

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