Harshang Handwoven Tribal Rug, J69508
Size: 9' 0" X 11' 8"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|9' 0" X 11' 8"
|9 X 12
|Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Introducing our exquisite rug, originating from Afghanistan, specifically from the Afghan province of Ghazni. The design used is the captivating Harshang pattern, which exemplifies the tribal style. The background of the rug is reminiscent of a creamsicle color, creating a warm and inviting aesthetic. The border is beautifully adorned in a light blue hue, complementing the overall design.
Craftsmanship and attention to detail are evident in this rug, as it is made with high-quality materials. The content consists of wool on cotton, ensuring both comfort and durability. The size of this magnificent piece is 9'0" x 11'8", providing ample coverage for any room.
This rug is a product of the talented ethnic Turkmen weavers, primarily from the Esari Subtribe. The wool used in the creation of this rug is sourced from sheep in the Ghazni Province. This region's mountainous terrain naturally produces longer staple, oily, and superior quality wool, perfect for weaving carpets.
The process begins with the raw Ghazni wool being brought to the western side of Afghanistan, near Herat, where it is meticulously hand-carted and spun into fine carpet yarn. The weaving takes place on traditional floor looms, often within the weavers' own homes, contributing to a cottage industry type of production.
The rug's construction incorporates an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, adding to its unique character. The warp and weft are crafted using cotton, while the pile consists of premium wool. The double-wefted technique, along with meticulously packed and depressed warp weaving, ensures the utmost durability, making it one of the sturdiest handwoven carpets available.
Adding to its allure, this rug boasts natural dyes derived from centuries-old dye stuffs, further enhancing its timeless beauty. Additionally, it is worth noting that most rugs of this kind are woven in Aqucha and Mazar Sharif, utilizing a 2-ply yarn per knot technique.
With a remarkable KPSI (knots per square inch) count of 80, this rug demonstrates the masterful craftsmanship involved in its creation. In fact, our calculations indicate that there are approximately 1,194,973 individually hand-tied knots throughout this stunning piece.
Immerse yourself in the rich history and undeniable beauty of this Afghan Harshang tribal rug. Experience the artistry and skill of the Turkmen weavers and bring home a masterpiece that is sure to be cherished for generations to come.