Harshang Handwoven Tribal Rug, J64457
Size: 2' 9" X 9' 7"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|Size||2' 9" X 9' 7"|
|Size Category||8 ft - 12 ft Runners|
|Sub Style||Nomadic Persian & Turkish|
|Background Color||Medium Blue|
Introducing our exquisite Afghani rug, featuring a tribal Harshang design. This rug hails from Afghanistan, specifically the Ghazni Province in the southeastern part of the country, known for its mountainous terrain and high-quality wool. The wool for this rug is sourced from sheep in this region, ensuring a longer staple and oily texture ideal for carpet weaving.
Crafted by skilled Turkmen weavers, predominantly from the Esari Subtribe, this rug is a testimony to their expertise and commitment to traditional craftsmanship. The raw Ghazni wool is transported to the western side of Afghanistan, near Herat, where it is meticulously hand-carted and spun into carpet yarn. The weavers then employ traditional floor looms, working from the comfort of their own homes in a cottage industry setting.
Adhering to the time-honored techniques of asymmetrical "Persian" knotting, this rug boasts a cotton warp and weft, with a wool pile. What sets it apart is the double wefting and heavily packed depressed warp weaving, ensuring unparalleled durability. These qualities make it one of the sturdiest and long-lasting handwoven carpets available today.
Using all-natural dye stuffs, this rug showcases centuries-old dyeing traditions. The dyes used to achieve the beautiful blue background and eggplant border are derived from natural indigo. Indigo dye, derived from the leaves of the indigo plant (indigofera tinctoria), has been utilized by various cultures throughout history to achieve stunning blue hues. Its rich history dates back thousands of years, making it one of the oldest dyes known to humankind.
With a knot per square inch (KPSI) of 80, this rug exhibits exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail. Remarkably, we have calculated that this rug has a total of 299,926 individually hand-tied knots, indicative of the meticulous work that went into its creation.
Measuring at 2'9" x 9'7", this new rug showcases the beauty of Afghani weaving traditions and would be a magnificent addition to any space.