Bakshaish Willow Handwoven Tribal Rug, J65444



Size: 2' 8" X 8' 2"

SKU: J65444

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU J65444
Size 2' 8" X 8' 2"
Size Category 8 ft - 12 ft Runners
Shape Rectangle
Design Bakshaish Willow
Origin Afghani
Style Tribal
Sub Style Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Primary Color Red
Background Color Rust
Accent Color Blue
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

Introducing our exquisite rug, originating from Afghanistan, this Afghani masterpiece showcases the mesmerizing Bakshaish Willow design in a tribal style. The background color features a rich rust tone, beautifully complemented by a border in captivating blue. Made from high-quality materials, this rug is crafted with wool on a cotton foundation, ensuring a luxurious feel and longevity. Measuring at a size of 2'8" x 8'2", it is perfectly suited for adding a touch of elegance to any space.

Handwoven by skilled ethnic Turkmen weavers, predominantly from the Esari Subtribe in Afghanistan, this rug is a testament to their artistry and dedication. The wool used in its creation is sourced from sheep in the Ghazni Province, known for its mountainous terrain conducive to producing long staple, oily, and superior quality wool for carpet weaving.

The raw Ghazni wool is then transported to the western side of Afghanistan, near Herat, where it undergoes the meticulous process of hand carding and spinning into carpet yarn. The weaving takes place on traditional floor looms, often in the weavers' own homes, cultivating a cottage industry-type production. Using the asymmetrical "Persian" knot type and a cotton warp and weft with an all-wool pile, this rug boasts exceptional durability and craftsmanship, thanks to its double-wefted, heavily packed, and depressed warp weaving.

Embracing tradition, this rug showcases all-natural dye stuffs, ensuring its vibrant colors withstand the test of time. The rich blue hues are derived from natural indigo dye, sourced from the leaves of the indigo plant, known as Indigofera tinctoria or true indigo. With a history dating back thousands of years, indigo has been widely used across various cultures to produce captivating blue shades.

The striking red color in this rug comes from natural madder root dyes. Madder roots, scientifically known as Rubia tinctorum, are renowned for their centuries-old history as a dyeing agent. Cultivated in different parts of the world, madder root dyes offer a wide range of warm and cool red, orange, pink, and brown shades, ensuring a vibrant and captivating presence in this rug.

With a notable knots per square inch (KPSI) of 80, our expert calculations indicate that this rug features an impressive total of 247,849 individually hand-tied knots. This impeccable craftsmanship further establishes its value and allure.

Immerse yourself in the artistry and tradition encapsulated within this Afghani rug. Its authentic design, top-quality materials, and meticulous craftsmanship make it a magnificent addition to any decor.

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