Bakshaish Willow Handwoven Tribal Rug, J65128
Size: 2' 7" X 11' 1"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|Size||2' 7" X 11' 1"|
|Size Category||8 ft - 12 ft Runners|
|Sub Style||Nomadic Persian & Turkish|
Introducing the exquisite rug from Afghanistan, with its stunning Bakshaish Willow design. This tribal-style rug boasts a navy background and a red border, accentuating its beauty. Crafted with care, this rug is made from wool on cotton, providing both comfort and durability.
Measuring at 2'7" x 11'1", this rug is a true masterpiece. Each knot in this rug is of utmost importance; it is handcrafted using an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type. The weavers, predominantly from the Esari Subtribe, are skilled artisans who utilize the finest Ghazni wool. This wool, sourced from sheep in the Ghazni Province of Southeast Afghanistan, is known for its longer staple, oily nature, perfect for carpet weaving.
The entire production process is a labor of love. After the raw Ghazni wool is gathered, it is taken to the western side of Afghanistan, near Herat, for hand-carding and hand-spinning into carpet yarn. The actual weaving then takes place in the weavers' homes, creating a cottage industry environment. The result? A rug with double wefted, heavily packed depressed warp weaving, ensuring the highest level of durability.
Centuries-old, all-natural dye materials are used to bring the colors of this rug to life. The mesmerizing hue of blue is derived from natural indigo dyes. The indigo plant's leaves are carefully processed, creating a dye that has been treasured for thousands of years. This rich blue shade has enchanted cultures across the globe.
The striking red in this rug comes from the roots of the madder plant. Natural madder root dyes, scientifically known as Rubia tinctorum, have a long history as a dyeing agent. Cultivated for centuries in various parts of the world, madder root dyes can produce an array of warm and cool shades, ranging from red to orange, pink, and brown.
With a remarkable 80 knots per square inch, this rug showcases the immense skill and attention to detail of its weavers. Through careful calculation, we have determined that our rug contains an impressive 325,845 individually hand-tied knots.
This rug is not just a decoration; it is an embodiment of ancient traditions and expert craftsmanship. Add a touch of Afghan heritage to your home with this stunning piece.