Arabesque Handwoven Tribal Rug, J71309
Size: 6' 0" X 8' 9"
Pile Fiber: Grey
|6' 0" X 8' 9"
|6 X 9
|Nomadic Persian & Turkish
|Wool On Cotton
Introducing our exquisite Afghan rug with a captivating Arabesque design. This tribal-style rug originates from Afghanistan, specifically the Esari subtribe, known for their exceptional weaving skills. Crafted by skilled Turkmen weavers, this rug showcases their expertise using wool sourced from sheep in the Ghazni Province of Southeast Afghanistan.
The naturally conducive mountainous terrain of Ghazni produces longer staple, oily wool, resulting in a higher quality material for carpet weaving. The raw Ghazni wool is then transported to the western side of Afghanistan around Herat, where it undergoes a meticulous hand-carding and hand-spinning process to create the carpet yarn.
Using traditional floor looms, these rugs are woven in the weavers' own homes or cottage industry settings. The weaving technique employed is an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, creating a distinctive and durable rug. The warp and weft consist of cotton, while the pile is made of 100% wool.
One notable feature of this rug is its double-wefted, heavily packed depressed warp weaving, which ensures exceptional durability. The centuries-old dyeing techniques use all-natural substances, resulting in rich, authentic colors.
This particular rug boasts a grey background and an olive border, accentuating the striking Arabesque design. Measuring 6'0" x 8'9", it is an ideal size for various living spaces.
With a knots per square inch (KPSI) of 104, this rug is a testament to the skill and precision of the weavers from the Karam Kul district of Andkhoi. Our calculations estimate that there are approximately 780,388 individually hand-tied knots in this rug, a true labor of artistry and craftsmanship.
Immerse yourself in the tradition and beauty of Afghan rug weaving with this stunning piece. The mesmerizing Arabesque design and impeccable craftsmanship make it a unique addition to any decor.