Arabesque Handwoven Tribal Rug, J65063



Size: 2' 8" X 8' 1"

SKU: J65063

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU J65063
Size 2' 8" X 8' 1"
Size Category 8 ft - 12 ft Runners
Shape Rectangle
Design Arabesque
Origin Afghani
Style Tribal
Sub Style Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Primary Color Blue
Background Color Navy
Accent Color Rust
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

Introducing our exquisite Afghani rug, featuring a captivating Arabesque design. With its tribal style and rich navy background, this rug effortlessly adds a touch of elegance to any space. The rust border enhances the overall aesthetic, creating a striking contrast. Crafted using traditional techniques, this rug is a testament to the skill and artistry 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 mountainous terrain of this region naturally produces longer staple, oily, and higher quality wool, ideal 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 exquisite carpet yarn. The yarn is skillfully woven on traditional floor looms, predominantly in the weavers' own homes, showcasing the cottage industry-style production and the weavers' dedication to their craft.

Employing the asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, this rug boasts a cotton warp and weft, with a luxuriously soft all-wool pile. The double wefting, along with a heavily packed depressed warp, ensures utmost durability, resulting in a handwoven carpet that can withstand the test of time. Adding to its allure is the use of centuries-old, all-natural dye stuffs, meticulously applied to achieve the subtle yet stunning shades found in this rug.

This particular rug takes inspiration from the skilled weavers of the Karam Kul district in Andkhoi, renowned for their expertise in achieving higher knot counts. The yarn used in this rug is hand spun, single ply pern knot, contributing to its exceptional quality and intricate craftsmanship.

The beautiful blue hue seen in this rug is derived from natural indigo dye stuffs. True indigo, sourced from the leaves of the indigo plant (indigofera tinctoria), has been utilized by humans for thousands of years, producing mesmerizing blue tones. This rug reflects the rich history and cultural significance of indigo dyeing techniques employed by various civilizations across the globe.

With a knots per square inch (KPSI) of 104, our meticulous calculations reveal that this remarkable rug encompasses a total of 320,416 individually hand-tied knots. Such precise craftsmanship elevates this rug to a level of unparalleled beauty and sophistication.

Diminutive yet splendid, this rug measures 2'8" x 8'1", making it an ideal accent for hallways, entryways, or narrow spaces. Its intricate design and superior craftsmanship make it a prized addition to any collector's repertoire or a striking centerpiece for those seeking to transform their living spaces.

Indulge in the timeless allure and undeniable craftsmanship of this Afghani rug, and let it be a testament to your impeccable taste and appreciation for exquisite artistry.

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