Bakshaish Willow Handwoven Tribal Rug, J63905
Size: 6' 0" X 8' 8"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|6' 0" X 8' 8"
|6 X 9
|Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Introducing our remarkable Afghani rug, featuring the exquisite Bakshaish Willow design. With its tribal style and stunning teal background, this rug exudes a captivating allure. The blue border beautifully complements the teal main color, creating a harmonious visual composition.
Crafted in Afghanistan, this rug showcases the skilled artistry of ethnic Turkmen weavers, particularly from the Esari Subtribe. The wool used in this rug is sourced from sheep in the Ghazni Province, renowned for their high-quality, long-staple oily wool, perfect for carpet weaving. The raw Ghazni wool is then transported to Herat, where it undergoes the meticulous process of hand-carting and hand-spinning into carpet yarn.
The weaving of this rug takes place in the weavers' own homes, utilizing traditional floor looms. An asymmetrical "Persian" knot technique is employed, resulting in a uniquely textured and durable rug. The foundation of this rug is made of cotton warp and weft, while the wool pile adds a luxurious element. The craftsmanship is further enhanced by the double-wefting technique and heavily packed depressed warp weaving, ensuring longevity and resilience.
Immersed in history, this rug embraces centuries-old natural dye stuffs to achieve its mesmerizing colors. The captivating blue hues that grace this rug are created using natural indigo dye, derived from the leaves of the indigo plant. Known as indigofera tinctoria or true indigo, this dye has been utilized by various cultures worldwide for thousands of years, showcasing its enduring popularity.
With a knots per square inch (KPSI) of 80, this rug is meticulously woven, resulting in an impressive total of 591,797 hand-tied knots. The rug measures 6'0" x 8'8", providing a generous size for any space.
Elevate your living space with this exceptional Afghani Bakshaish Willow rug, a testament to the rich artistry and cultural heritage of Afghan carpet weaving.