Harshang Handwoven Tribal Rug, J61908
Size: 3' 11" X 5' 10"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|Size||3' 11" X 5' 10"|
|Size Category||4 X 6|
|Sub Style||Nomadic Persian & Turkish|
Introducing our exquisite Afghani rug, meticulously crafted by talented ethnic Turkmen weavers, predominantly from the Esari Subtribe. The rug showcases a captivating Harshang design, reflecting its tribal heritage. The striking navy background elegantly contrasts with the rust border, creating a visually appealing piece.
This rug originates from the Ghazni Province of Southeast Afghanistan, renowned for its mountainous terrain that produces high-quality, longer staple wool. Sheep from this region provide the raw Ghazni wool, which is then transported to Herat on the western side of Afghanistan. Here, the wool undergoes the meticulous process of hand carding and spinning into carpet yarn, ready for weaving.
The weaving itself takes place in the weavers' homes, utilizing traditional floor looms. The skilled artisans employ the asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, ensuring durability and longevity. The wool pile, consisting of wool on a cotton warp and weft, boasts double wefting and a heavily packed depressed warp weaving, contributing to the rug's exceptional quality.
Century-old techniques are employed for natural dyeing, using all-natural dye stuffs. The captivating blue hue of this rug is derived from natural indigo dye, sourced from the leaves of the indigo plant. Indigo, a revered dye with a rich history spanning thousands of years, has been cherished by various cultures worldwide, resulting in vibrant shades of blue.
With a knots-per-square-inch (KPSI) of 104, this rug exhibits immense skill and attention to detail, evident in its impressive 339,614 individually hand-tied knots. Its size, measuring 3'11" x 5'10", makes it a versatile and striking addition to any space.
Immerse yourself in the allure of this Afghan masterpiece, made with passion, tradition, and artistry.