Arabesque Handwoven Tribal Rug, J71258
Size: 6' 3" X 8' 10"
Pile Fiber: Blue
|6' 3" X 8' 10"
|6 X 9
|Nomadic Persian & Turkish
|Wool On Cotton
Introducing our Afghan Arabesque Tribal Rug, a stunning piece originating from Afghanistan. With a light blue background and a peach border, this rug exhibits a captivating design that is renowned for its intricate patterns.
Handcrafted by skilled ethnic Turkmen weavers, primarily from the Esari Subtribe, this rug is a testament to their exceptional craftsmanship. The wool used in this rug is sourced from sheep in the Ghazni Province of South East Afghanistan, an area known for its mountainous terrain, which produces longer staple, oily, and higher-quality wool for carpet weaving. The raw Ghazni wool is then transported to the western side of Afghanistan, around Herat, where it is meticulously hand carded and spun into carpet yarn.
Woven on traditional floor looms in the weavers' own homes, the production of this rug reflects a cottage industry type of process. The pile of the rug is made using wool, while the warp and weft are crafted from cotton. The weaving technique employed is an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, resulting in a durable and long-lasting rug.
The dyes used in this rug are all-natural and centuries-old, derived from plant-based sources. For instance, the vibrant blue color in this rug is obtained from natural indigo dye, extracted from the leaves of the indigo plant (indigofera tinctoria). This ancient dye has been cherished by cultures worldwide for thousands of years, producing captivating blue hues.
With a knots per square inch (KPSI) of 162, our calculations estimate that this rug has a total of 1,282,255 individually hand-tied knots, showcasing the meticulous attention to detail that went into its creation.
Measuring 6'3" x 8'10", this Afghan Arabesque Tribal Rug is a remarkable addition to any space. Its exquisite design, quality craftsmanship, and historical significance make it a truly unique piece. Don't miss the opportunity to own this masterpiece of Afghan rug weaving.