Bakshaish Handwoven Tribal Rug, J67131



Size: 9' 11" X 13' 9"

SKU: J67131

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU J67131
Size 9' 11" X 13' 9"
Size Category 10 X 14
Shape Rectangle
Design Bakshaish
Origin Afghani
Style Tribal
Sub Style Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Primary Color Red
Background Color Rust
Accent Color Light Blue
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

Introducing a magnificent new rug from Afghanistan, featuring a stunning design known as Bakshaish. This tribal-style rug showcases a rich rust background with a light blue border, and its main color is a vibrant red. Crafted by skilled Afghan weavers, this rug truly embodies the beauty and craftsmanship of traditional handwoven pieces.

The origin of the wool used in this rug can be traced back to the Ghazni Province in Southeast Afghanistan, known for its mountainous terrain that produces high-quality carpet weaving wool. The wool is sourced from sheep in the region and then transported to Herat, where it undergoes a meticulous process of hand carding and spinning, resulting in yarn ready for weaving.

The weavers, mostly from the Esari Subtribe, employ a time-honored technique called the asymmetrical "Persian" knot, ensuring the rug's durability and longevity. The wool pile is woven onto a cotton warp and weft, adding to the rug's sturdiness. The double wefted heavily packed depressed warp weaving technique further enhances its resilience.

A testament to its authenticity, this rug is dyed using all-natural dye stuffs. The beautiful blue hues are derived from natural indigo, an ancient dye made from the leaves of the indigo plant. Culturally significant, indigo has been utilized by various civilizations throughout history to create vivid blue tones.

The rug also boasts stunning shades of red, achieved through the use of madder root dyes. With a long history spanning centuries, madder root dyes are derived from the roots of the madder plant, scientifically known as Rubia tinctorum. They are capable of producing a range of warm and cool red, orange, pink, and brown shades, adding depth and vibrancy to the rug's overall design.

Measuring approximately 9'11" x 13'9", this Afghan rug exhibits a high knot density of 80 knots per square inch (KPSI). Our calculations reveal that this meticulously crafted rug contains a remarkable 1,551,806 individually hand-tied knots.

This exceptional rug showcases the craftsmanship and cultural heritage of Afghanistan, making it a captivating addition to any home or collection.

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