Arabesque Handwoven Tribal Rug, J46799
Size: 10' 0" X 13' 5"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|10' 0" X 13' 5"
|10 X 14
|Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Introducing our exquisite Afghan rug with a captivating Arabesque design. This tribal-style rug exhibits a navy background with a bold red border, adding a touch of elegance to any room. Crafted with care, this rug originates from Afghan weavers, particularly from the Esari Subtribe.
The wool used in this rug comes exclusively from the Ghazni Province of Southeast Afghanistan, renowned for its mountainous terrain that produces long and high-quality wool fibers. To commence the rug-making process, the raw Ghazni wool is transported to the western side of Afghanistan, near Herat, where it is meticulously hand carted and spun into carpet yarn.
Maintaining a rich and authentic tradition, this rug is meticulously handwoven by skilled craftsmen on traditional floor looms, often found in their own homes. The asymmetrical "Persian" knot technique is applied, ensuring every knot is masterfully positioned. The warp and weft are composed of cotton, while the plush pile is entirely crafted from the finest wool, ensuring exceptional durability.
Reverberating with history, this rug is immersed in centuries-old dyeing techniques that employ all-natural substances. To achieve the vibrant blue hues found in this rug, natural indigo dyes derived from the leaves of the indigo plant are skillfully utilized. Indigo, one of humanity's oldest known dyes, has adorned textiles across numerous cultures for millennia.
Adding a dash of warmth, the radiant red shades in this rug stem from the madder plant's roots, scientifically known as Rubia tinctorum. Madder root dyes have been cultivated and cherished for centuries, producing a range of red, orange, pink, and brown tones. These natural dyes add depth and character to the rug, complementing the intricate design.
With an impressive knots per square inch (KPSI) of 80, this rug showcases the painstaking craftsmanship invested in its creation. Remarkably, our calculations estimate a total of 1,526,910 individually hand-tied knots. Such meticulous attention to detail ensures the longevity and resilience of this exquisite piece.
Embrace the allure of this Afghan rug, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of its origins and the skillful artistry woven throughout. Bring the elegance and charm of this tribal-style masterpiece into your home, creating a captivating focal point that will be cherished for generations to come.