Bakshaish Handwoven Tribal Rug, J63819



Size: 6' 1" X 9' 1"

SKU: J63819

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU J63819
Size 6' 1" X 9' 1"
Size Category 6 X 9
Shape Rectangle
Design Bakshaish
Origin Afghanistan
Style Tribal
Sub Style Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Primary Color Blue
Background Color Light Blue
Accent Color Rust
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

Presenting our exquisite rug from Afghanistan, designed in the intricate Bakshaish style. This tribal rug showcases a light blue background adorned with a rust border, epitomizing its Afghan heritage. The main color scheme of this rug is a rich blue, adding depth and elegance to any space.

Crafted using traditional techniques, this rug features the utmost attention to detail. It is made of wool on a cotton foundation, ensuring a sturdy and durable construction. The dimensions of this masterpiece measure 6'1" by 9'1".

It is noteworthy that this rug is primarily woven by skilled weavers from the Esari Subtribe, hailing from the Karam Kul district of Andkhoi. These craftsmen and women are known for their proficiency in achieving higher knot counts, resulting in a truly remarkable piece.

The wool used in this rug is sourced from sheep living in the Ghazni Province of Southeast Afghanistan. Situated in a mountainous region, this area provides the ideal conditions for wool production, yielding longer staple strands of superior quality. This raw wool is then carried to the western side of Afghanistan, near Herat, where it undergoes the meticulous process of hand carding and hand spinning into exquisite carpet yarn.

Using centuries-old techniques, these yarns are skillfully woven on traditional floor looms, often in the weavers' own homes. The asymmetrical "Persian" knot type is utilized in this rug, meticulously tying each wool pile to the cotton warp and weft. Additionally, the double wefted heavily packed depressed warp weaving method ensures exceptional durability, making it one of the sturdiest handwoven carpets available.

To bring forth the radiant blue hues found in this rug, natural indigo dye stuffs derived from the leaves of the indigo plant, also known as indigofera tinctoria or true indigo, are used. This dye has been utilized by various cultures worldwide for millennia, representing the timeless appeal of this captivating color.

Our rug boasts a remarkable knots per square inch count of 104, resulting in an astounding total of 821,361 individually hand-tied knots. This level of craftsmanship is a testament to the skill and dedication of the weavers who brought this rug to life.

Immerse yourself in the luxurious beauty and cultural significance of this Afghan Bakshaish rug. Its harmonious blend of stunning design, skilled craftsmanship, and rich history will undoubtedly elevate any interior space.

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