Bakshaish Willow Handwoven Tribal Rug, J64991
Size: 2' 10" X 8' 1"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|Size||2' 10" X 8' 1"|
|Size Category||8 ft - 12 ft Runners|
|Sub Style||Nomadic Persian & Turkish|
Introducing our exquisite Afghan rug, featuring a Bakshaish Willow design in a tribal style. This rug originates from Afghanistan, specifically the Ghazni Province in the southeast, known for its mountainous terrain and the production of high-quality wool. The wool used in this rug comes from sheep in the region, ensuring a longer staple and a superior texture for carpet weaving.
The process of creating this rug involves the skilled craftsmanship of ethnic Turkmen weavers, predominantly from the Esari Subtribe. The raw Ghazni wool is transported to the western side of Afghanistan, near Herat, where it undergoes hand carding and hand spinning to transform it into carpet yarn. The weaving is done on traditional floor looms, often in the weavers' own homes, contributing to the cottage industry production aspect of this magnificent rug.
Employing an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, this rug boasts durability and longevity. The pile is handcrafted using wool on a cotton warp and weft, supplemented with a double weft for added strength. The depressed warp weaving technique ensures a densely woven structure, making this rug one of the most sturdy among handwoven carpets.
The captivating navy background and rust border of this rug create a remarkable contrast. It showcases the profound beauty of the tribal aesthetic, making it a standout piece for any decor style. The main color featured in this rug is a stunning blue, derived from all-natural indigo dye stuffs. Indigo, sourced from the leaves of the indigo plant, has a history spanning thousands of years and has been used in various cultures to produce vibrant blue hues.
Measuring 2'10" x 8'1", this Afghan rug is compact yet impactful. With a knots per square inch (KPSI) of 80, we have meticulously calculated that this piece entails an impressive 260,644 individually hand-tied knots in total. Each knot represents the dedication and skill of the weavers, ensuring that this rug is a testament to their timeless artistry.
Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and allure of this Afghan rug. Its exceptional craftsmanship, natural dye sources, and tribal design make it a treasure that will enhance any space it graces.