Etched Handwoven Traditional Rug, J59256



Size: 9' 0" X 11' 10"

SKU: J59256

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU J59256
Size 9' 0" X 11' 10"
Size Category 9 X 12
Shape Rectangle
Design Etched
Origin Afghani
Style Traditional
Sub Style Arts & Crafts
Primary Color Blue
Background Color Blue
Accent Color Red
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

Introducing our exquisite Afghani rug, featuring a traditional etched design crafted with utmost precision and attention to detail. This rug originates from the esteemed Turkmen weavers, particularly from the Esari Subtribe. The wool used in its creation comes from sheep in the Ghazni Province of South East Afghanistan, known for its mountainous terrain that yields longer staple oily higher quality wool for carpet weaving.

The wool is raw Ghazni wool and is processed on the western side of Afghanistan, near Herat. Here, it is hand carted and hand-spun into carpet yarn, ensuring the finest quality. The rug is then woven on traditional floor looms, in the comfort of the weavers' own homes, reflecting the cottage industry type production.

With an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type and a cotton warp and weft, this rug showcases a double-wefted, heavily packed depressed warp weaving technique, ensuring exceptional durability. Centuries-old, all-natural dye stuffs are used to create its mesmerizing colors.

Measuring 9'0" x 11'10", this rug boasts a captivating blue background, achieved using natural indigo dye stuffs. Indigo, derived from the leaves of the indigo plant (indigofera tinctoria), is one of the oldest known dyes utilized by humankind. Its vibrant blue hues have been cherished and employed in various cultures throughout history.

The striking red border of this rug is derived from natural madder root dyes. Madder root, obtained from the roots of the madder plant (Rubia tinctorum), has a long history as a dyeing agent and has been cultivated for centuries. These dyes can produce a range of warm and cool red, orange, pink, and brown shades, adding depth and richness to the design.

With 80 knots per square inch and a meticulous calculation based on its KPSI (knots per square inch), we have determined that this rug possesses an astounding total of 1,212,037 individually hand-tied knots. Such dedication to craftsmanship ensures its longevity and exquisite artistry.

We invite you to embrace the elegance and beauty of this Afghani rug, which encapsulates the rich heritage and artistry of its Turkmen weavers.

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