Bakshaish Handwoven Tribal Rug, J68752



Size: 8' 1" X 9' 7"

SKU: J68752

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU J68752
Size 8' 1" X 9' 7"
Size Category 8 X 10
Shape Rectangle
Design Bakshaish
Origin Afghani
Style Tribal
Sub Style Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Primary Color Blue
Background Color Sky Blue
Accent Color Butterscotch
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

Introducing our exquisite, one-of-a-kind rug from Afghanistan! This rug showcases the traditional and captivating design of the Bakshaish tribe, known for their tribal style and expert craftsmanship.

The background of this remarkable piece is a serene sky blue that creates a tranquil ambiance in any space. The butterscotch border adds a warm and inviting touch, perfectly complementing the overall design.

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this rug features an Afghan origin and is made from the finest wool on a cotton foundation. The wool used for this rug comes exclusively from sheep in the Ghazni Province of Southeast Afghanistan. The region's mountainous terrain provides the ideal conditions for superior wool with longer staples, resulting in a high-quality carpet.

The weavers responsible for creating this masterpiece are primarily members of the Esari Subtribe, known for their exceptional weaving skills. They bring the raw Ghazni wool to the western side of the country, near Herat, where it undergoes the meticulous process of hand carding and spinning to transform it into premium carpet yarn.

Each knot in this rug is asymmetrically tied using the traditional Persian knot method, ensuring its durability and longevity. The weaving process takes place on traditional floor looms within the weavers' homes, contributing to a beautiful cottage industry atmosphere.

One notable attribute of this remarkable rug is its authenticity. The raw materials used, such as the wool and cotton, create a natural and genuine foundation for this masterpiece. The warp and weft consist of cotton, while the luxurious pile is entirely made of wool. The double wefting and heavily packed depressed warp weaving technique employed in its creation further enhance its durability, making it one of the sturdiest handwoven carpets available today.

To embrace the rich cultural heritage of this rug, centuries-old all-natural dye stuffs have been employed to achieve its remarkable colors. The stunning blues, derived from natural indigo dye, lend an air of timeless beauty and elegance. The use of indigo as a dye dates back thousands of years, making it one of the oldest known dyes used by humans.

With a knots per square inch (KPSI) of 80, this rug displays the weavers' exceptional craftsmanship. To give you an idea of the magnitude of their effort, we've calculated that a grand total of 881,599 individual knots were meticulously hand-tied to create this majestic masterpiece.

Immerse your space in the captivating allure of this Afganistani Bakshaish tribal rug. With its vibrant design, superb craftsmanship, and rich cultural heritage, it is sure to be a treasured addition to any home or collection.

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