Bakshaish Willow Handwoven Tribal Rug, J70490
Size: 8' 10" X 11' 7"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|8' 10" X 11' 7"
|9 X 12
|Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Introducing our exquisite Afghani rug, featuring the elegant design of Bakshaish Willow. This tribal-style rug boasts a captivating light blue background, beautifully complemented by a rust border. Crafted with meticulous care, this rug is made using a blend of wool on cotton, ensuring durability and longevity.
Originating from the Ghazni Province in Southeast Afghanistan, the wool used in this rug is sourced from sheep residing in the region's mountainous terrain. These conditions result in the production of longer-staple, oily wool, known for its superior quality in carpet weaving. The raw Ghazni wool is then transported to Herat, where it undergoes hand carding and spinning, transforming it into carpet yarn.
With roots in the Esari Subtribe, the skilled weavers behind this rug utilize traditional floor looms in their own homes, contributing to a cottage industry type of production. Using an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type and cotton warp and weft, this rug incorporates double-wefted, heavily packed depressed warp weaving for unparalleled durability.
This magnificent rug is dyed using all-natural dye stuffs, resulting in its enchanting colors. The captivating blue hues in this rug are achieved with natural indigo dyes derived from the leaves of the indigo plant, known as Indigofera tinctoria. With a rich history dating back thousands of years, indigo has been widely used in various cultures to produce vibrant blue tones.
Impressively, this rug features a knots per square inch (KPSI) of 162, showcasing the remarkable craftsmanship involved. By calculating the KPSI, we estimate that this rug boasts an astounding 2,376,440 individually hand-tied knots in total, a testament to the meticulous attention to detail.
Measuring at 8'10" x 11'7", this rug is a true masterpiece that will elevate any space with its timeless beauty and exceptional quality. Experience the allure of this Afghani Bakshaish Willow rug in person and add a touch of elegance to your home or collection.