Bakshaish Handwoven Tribal Rug, J64313



Size: 12' 0" X 16' 0"

SKU: J64313

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU J64313
Size 12' 0" X 16' 0"
Size Category 12 X 15
Shape Rectangle
Design Bakshaish
Origin Afghanistan
Style Tribal
Sub Style Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Primary Color Red
Background Color Brick
Accent Color Navy
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

Introducing a magnificent piece from Afghanistan, this rug showcases the exquisite Bakshaish design, a popular choice among tribal enthusiasts. The background of this rug is adorned with a brick color, beautifully complemented by a navy border. Crafted with meticulous care, this rug features a hand-knotted pile made of wool on cotton, ensuring both comfort and durability.

Measuring 12'0" X 16'0", this rug possesses a generous size that can effortlessly enhance the ambiance of any room. Its impressive knots per square inch (KPSI) of 80 indicate the superior craftsmanship involved, with a staggering 2,185,088 individually hand-tied knots in total.

The wool used in this rug is sourced exclusively from sheep in the Ghazni Province of South East Afghanistan, known for its mountainous terrain that yields longer staple, oily, and higher quality wool perfect for carpet weaving. The raw Ghazni wool is then transported to Herat, where it undergoes careful hand carding and spinning into carpet yarn.

Ethnic Turkmen weavers, predominantly from the Esari Subtribe, weave this rug on traditional floor looms in their own homes, encapsulating a cottage industry-like production. Employing the asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, this rug employs cotton warp and weft, with an all-wool pile. The double-wefted depressed warp weaving technique employed in its creation not only enhances its durability but also illustrates the dedication and time invested in this labor-intensive process.

The spectacular red color in this rug is a result of natural madder root dyes. Derived from the roots of the madder plant (Rubia tinctorum), these dyes have a long-standing history as a sought-after dyeing agent cultivated for centuries across various regions. The madder root dyes produce a captivating range of warm and cool red, orange, pink, and brown shades, prevalent in this rug.

This exceptional rug, meticulously crafted with centuries-old dyeing techniques and natural materials, is a testament to the rich heritage and artistic traditions of Afghanistan. It is truly an investment that combines timeless beauty with unmatched quality.

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