Dragon Handwoven Tribal Rug, J56901



Size: 8' 1" X 9' 9"

SKU: J56901

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU J56901
Size 8' 1" X 9' 9"
Size Category 8 X 10
Shape Rectangle
Design Dragon
Origin Afghani
Style Tribal
Sub Style Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Primary Color Grey
Background Color Grey
Accent Color Blue
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

Introducing the exquisite Afghani rug with a fascinating dragon design! This tribal-style rug originates from Afghanistan, specifically from the Ghazni Province in the southeastern part of the country. The weavers responsible for creating this masterpiece primarily belong to the Esari Subtribe, known for their exceptional craftsmanship.

Crafted with the utmost care and attention to detail, this rug showcases the remarkable artistry of ethnic Turkmen weavers. They exclusively use wool sourced from sheep in the Ghazni Province, renowned for its high quality and longer staple length. The mountainous terrain of the region naturally produces wool with superior characteristics ideal for carpet weaving.

The raw Ghazni wool is then transported to the western side of Afghanistan, near Herat, where it undergoes hand carding and spinning. This careful preparation process ensures the creation of carpet yarn of excellent quality, ready for weaving.

The rug itself is woven on traditional floor looms, with the production often taking place in the weavers' own homes or cottage industries. The weaving technique employed is the asymmetrical "Persian" knot, known for its durability and longevity. The warp and weft of the rug are made from cotton, while the pile is crafted from wool, resulting in a beautifully balanced and textured piece.

A notable feature of this rug is its double-wefted construction. This technique involves densely packing the depressed warp, contributing to its exceptional durability. With its sturdy craftsmanship, this handwoven treasure promises to withstand the test of time.

The captivating dragon design is a focal point of this rug, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the Turkmen people. The dragon motif is intricately woven, reflecting the skill and mastery of the weavers.

In terms of colors, this rug features a stunning grey background and a lovely blue border. The shades of blue are derived from natural indigo dye, a centuries-old tradition that yields vibrant hues. The natural indigo dye, originating from the leaves of the indigo plant (indigofera tinctoria), has been used by humans for thousands of years in various cultures around the world.

With a size of 8'1" x 9'9", this rug offers a substantial presence to any space it graces. Its knots per square inch (KPSI) measure 80, totaling an impressive 896,935 individually hand-tied knots. Such meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail are evident in every inch of this remarkable rug.

As an authentic piece steeped in tradition and craftsmanship, this Afghani dragon rug is a testament to the rich weaving heritage of Afghanistan and the skill of its weavers. It stands as a true work of art, captivating and enhancing any interior with its beauty and cultural significance.

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