Bakshaish Handwoven Tribal Rug, J69535
Size: 4' 2" X 5' 11"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|4' 2" X 5' 11"
|4 X 6
|Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Introducing the exquisite Afghan Bakshaish tribal rug, originating from Afghanistan and boasting a captivating design. This rug showcases the distinctive features of the Bakshaish tribe, with a slate background and a bold red border. Its main color is a sophisticated grey, adding an elegant touch. Crafted with utmost skill and precision, this rug is made of wool on cotton, ensuring both durability and comfort.
The weavers responsible for creating this masterpiece hail primarily from the Esari Subtribe, known for their exceptional craftsmanship. They source their wool exclusively from the Ghazni Province in Afghanistan, renowned for its mountainous terrain that yields high-quality, long-staple wool. This raw Ghazni wool is then transported to Herat, where it undergoes hand-crafting processes such as carding and spinning to transform it into carpet yarn, ready for weaving.
The craftsmanship of this rug is truly impressive, as it is meticulously woven on traditional floor looms in the weavers' homes. The weaving technique employed is an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, renowned for its intricate and captivating patterns. The warp and weft consist of cotton, while the plush pile is made entirely of wool.
One of the remarkable features of this rug lies in its double-wefted construction, where the heavily packed depressed warp weaving enhances its durability. This age-old technique ensures that this handwoven masterpiece can withstand the test of time.
Furthermore, the dyes used to achieve the captivating red color in this rug are derived from natural madder root. Madder root dyes, sourced from the Rubia tinctorum plant, have been cultivated for centuries and are revered for their ability to produce a wide range of warm and cool red, orange, pink, and brown shades. The use of these all-natural dye stuffs pays homage to the rich history and cultural significance of this art form.
With an impressive knots per square inch (KPSI) count of 80, our meticulous calculation reveals that this rug boasts a staggering total of 280,568 individually hand-tied knots. This attention to detail, combined with the craftsmanship of Afghan Turkmen weavers, ensures the highest quality and authenticity.
Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and grace of this Afghan Bakshaish tribal rug, a testament to the ancient art of carpet weaving. Bring a touch of elegance and cultural significance to your space with this exceptional piece.