Bakshaish Handwoven Tribal Rug, J63799

$11,000.00

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Size: 9' 0" X 17' 8"

SKU: J63799

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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PRODUCT INFORMATION

SKU J63799
Size 9' 0" X 17' 8"
Size Category Over Size
Shape Rectangle
Design Bakshaish
Origin Afghanistan
Style Tribal
Sub Style Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Primary Color Blue
Background Color Medium Blue
Accent Color Rust
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New
Circa

Introducing our exquisite Afghan Bakshaish rug, crafted with the utmost care and precision. This tribal rug originates from Afghanistan, where skilled weavers, predominantly from the Esari Subtribe, dedicate their expertise to bring this magnificent piece to life.

The design of this rug showcases the distinctive qualities of the Bakshaish style, characterized by its tribal motifs and traditional elements. The background of the rug features a captivating medium blue hue, beautifully contrasting with the rust-colored border that creates an eye-catching frame for the intricate details within.

Crafted with the finest materials, this rug boasts a content of wool on cotton, offering a cozy and luxurious feel beneath your feet. The wool used in this rug is sourced from sheep in the Ghazni Province of Southeast Afghanistan, known for its mountainous terrain that naturally yields longer staple, oily, and higher quality wool, perfect for carpet weaving.

From the raw Ghazni wool, which is brought to the western side of Afghanistan around Herat, to the diligent hand carding and spinning into carpet yarn, each step of the production process is carefully executed. The rug is meticulously woven on traditional floor looms, often in the weavers' own homes, embodying the spirit of cottage industry craftsmanship.

Using the asymmetrical "Persian" knot type and a cotton warp and weft, this rug showcases the expertise and precision of the weavers. The double wefted heavily packed depressed warp weaving technique ensures durability, making this rug capable of withstanding the test of time.

To achieve its alluring array of colors, centuries-old all-natural dye stuffs are employed. The captivating blue in this particular rug derives from natural indigo dye, sourced from the leaves of the indigo plant. Known for its vibrancy and longevity, indigo dye has been used by various cultures worldwide for centuries to produce exquisite blue hues.

With a knot per square inch (KPSI) of 80, our calculations indicate that this rug boasts a staggering total of 1,809,529 individually hand-tied knots, a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship invested in its creation.

Immerse yourself in the rich history and impeccable artistry of our Afghan Bakshaish rug. Experience the allure of tribal design, the comfort of wool on cotton, and the longevity of traditional weaving techniques. Add this masterful creation to your interior, and indulge in the beauty that only an antique rug can bring.

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