Gabbeh Handwoven Tribal Rug, J64340



Size: 2' 7" X 9' 10"

SKU: J64340

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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Introducing our exquisite Afghan Gabbeh Tribal Rug, originating from Afghanistan. This stunning piece showcases a captivating design with a rust background and a beautifully intricate blue border. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this rug is a testament to the skill and expertise of ethnic Turkmen weavers, primarily from the Esari Subtribe.

We source the wool for this rug from sheep in the Ghazni Province of South East Afghanistan. The mountainous terrain in this region naturally produces longer staple, oily, and higher quality wool, ideal for carpet weaving. The raw Ghazni wool is then brought to the western side of Afghanistan, specifically around Herat, where it is hand carted and spun into carpet yarn. The entire rug is woven on traditional floor looms, often in the weavers' own homes, reflecting a cottage industry-style production.

Featuring an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, the rug boasts a cotton warp and weft, offering a resilient foundation for the woolen pile. The double-wefted, heavily packed depressed warp weaving technique ensures the utmost durability, making this rug a long-lasting investment. With its centuries-old natural dye stuffs, the rug showcases a rich color palette that is truly enchanting.

Additionally, the vibrant blue hue in this rug is derived from natural indigo dye stuffs. The age-old practice of using natural indigo dyes, obtained from the leaves of the indigo plant (indigofera tinctoria), dates back thousands of years. Culturally prevalent in various societies worldwide, these dyes produce striking blue tones that add an extra dimension to this rug's design.

Moreover, the rug portrays a warm and inviting red color, obtained from natural madder root dyes. Madder roots, derived from the Rubia tinctorum plant, have been cultivated for centuries and are renowned for their dyeing capabilities. This natural dye can produce an extensive range of red, orange, pink, and brown shades, lending a vibrant touch to the rug's overall aesthetic.

Our Afghan Gabbeh Tribal Rug boasts an impressive 104 knots per square inch, a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship that goes into its creation. Based on our calculations, this exquisite rug exhibits a staggering 377,594 individually hand-tied knots, a testament to the dedication and time invested by the skilled weavers.

Overall, this Afghan Gabbeh Tribal Rug is an extraordinary testament to Afghan weaving traditions. With its rich cultural heritage, exceptional craftsmanship, and all-natural dyes, it is not only a distinctive decor piece but also a valuable artistic treasure.


SKU J64340
Size 2' 7" X 9' 10"
Size Category 8 ft - 12 ft Runners
Shape Rectangle
Design Gabbeh
Origin Afghanistan
Style Tribal
Sub Style Gabbeh
Primary Color Red
Background Color Rust
Accent Color Blue
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New
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