Bakshaish Willow Handwoven Tribal Rug, J70504
Size: 6' 2" X 8' 9"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|6' 2" X 8' 9"
|6 X 9
|Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Introducing our unique Afghan rug, originating from the renowned region of Afghanistan, this exquisite piece showcases the Bakshaish Willow design, a tribal style that captures the essence of traditional Afghan craftsmanship. The background of this rug features a striking denim shade, beautifully contrasted with an olive border, creating an eye-catching aesthetic. The predominant color scheme revolves around shades of blue, achieved through the use of natural indigo dye stuffs derived from the leaves of the indigo plant.
Crafted by skilled Turkmen weavers, predominantly from the Esari Subtribe, this rug is delicately woven using all-natural, hand-spun Ghazni wool sourced from sheep in the Ghazni Province of South East Afghanistan. The mountainous terrain of this region ensures the production of longer-staple, high-quality wool, indispensable for the creation of durable and luxurious carpets. The wool is meticulously prepared, hand carted, and spun into carpet yarn in Herat, on the western side of Afghanistan.
Utilizing a traditional floor loom, these rugs are meticulously woven in the weavers' homes, embodying the authentic essence of cottage industry production. The asymmetrical "Persian" knot type is employed, ensuring strength and durability. The foundation of this rug consists of a sturdy cotton warp and weft, while the pile is made entirely of quality wool. The double wefting and heavily-packed depressed warp weaving technique contribute to the longevity and robustness of this masterpiece.
Centuries-old techniques and all-natural dye stuffs are employed to create the rich colors adorning this rug. The deep blue hue, derived from natural indigo dyes, exudes a timelessness and elegance that has captivated cultures throughout history. Indigo, known as indigofera tinctoria or true indigo, has a storied reputation, dating back thousands of years and cherished for its ability to produce vibrant blue shades.
Measuring 6'2" x 8'9" in size, this Afghan rug boasts a remarkable knot density of 80 knots per square inch. With careful calculations, we estimate that this rug contains an impressive total of 614,085 individually hand-tied knots, a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship involved in its creation.
Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of this Afghan rug, a product of skilled artisans who have devoted themselves to preserving the rich traditions of Afghan rug making. Experience the timeless allure and genuine craftsmanship that will add a touch of elegance and authenticity to any space.